Yuvraj, who left a nation worried and praying after he was diagnosed with a rare germ-cell cancer, returns home today after undergoing successful treatment in the US since January.
Yuvi, the World Cup player of the tournament, will arrive home from London. The 30-year-old, who underwent treatment in Indianapolis, was discharged from the hospital last month. He then stopped over in London for a few days as he was advised not to head home straightaway because there still was some fear of infection if he mingled with too many people.
“finally the day has come! I am going home tomorrow! cant wait, excited to see my friends and family…see you India!! Mera bharat mahan!” an emotional Yuvi tweeted before boarding his flight home.
The player, who went through trying moments and faced the kind of loneliness cancer can bring upon people, found support from millions of Indian fans as well as fellow cricketers — both Indian and foreign. He was visited in Indianapolis by Anil Kumble, while multiple Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, who has been a big inspiration for Yuvi, sent a message of encouragement. Sachin Tendulkar also met him.
Yuvraj will address a media conference on Wednesday along with his doctor, a senior oncologist in the city, to talk about how he came through the toughest phase in his life. However, he is still some time away from picking up his heavy bat again.