‘If you love the game, you still play’ – Yuvraj Singh on how Sachin Tendulkar motivated him after cancer fight

Yuvraj’s profession went into the doldrums after he was recognized with most cancers after the 2011 World Cup.

Yuvraj Singh & Sachin Tendulkar
Yuvraj Singh & Sachin Tendulkar. (Picture Supply: Cricket Australia)

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has revealed how the legendary Sachin Tendulkar motivated him to make a comeback after most cancers. The southpaw had an excellent marketing campaign within the 2011 World Cup, ending because the Participant of the Match. However quickly after the mega occasion, most cancers threatened to finish his profession.

A germ-cell tumour was situated between his two lungs when he was plying his commerce within the World Cup. At a time when he was combating for his life, Yuvraj stayed in contact with the Grasp Blaster. Yuvraj, who retired from the sport final yr, stated how Sachin’s phrases of knowledge helped him make his return on the worldwide stage.

I used to be out and in of the Indian crew: Yuvraj Singh

“There have been just a few ups and downs. I saved on chatting with Sachin, and he stated, ‘Why will we play cricket? Sure, we need to play worldwide however we play for the love of the game. If you happen to love the sport, you need to play,” Yuvraj was quoted as saying in Sportskeeda.

“Sachin stated, ‘If I used to be within the scenario, I wouldn’t know what to do however for those who love the sport, you continue to play the sport and determine if you need to retire. Individuals mustn’t determine that for you’,” he acknowledged.

Yuvraj made a comeback for Group India, however stated that most cancers had already taken a large toll on his physique. The now 38-year-old Punjab-born all-rounder performed within the 2014 and 2016 T20 World Cups and the 2017 Champions Trophy as effectively.

“So, I had some good chats with him (Sachin) and performed 3-Four years of home cricket. I used to be out and in of the Indian crew, performed the T20 World Cup. I made just a few comebacks but it surely was time to maneuver on as a result of my physique was not the identical after most cancers,” Yuvraj added.

Yuvraj’s highest ODI rating of 150 got here in the identical yr when he final performed for India. He churned out the knock towards England in Cuttack, organising a 256-run stand with MS Dhoni for the fourth wicket. The tour of West Indies later that yr turned Yuvraj’s final in worldwide cricket.

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