Yuvraj returns home after cancer treatment

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 09, 2012 14:13 hrs

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who underwent treatment in Boston in the US for a cancerous tumour in his lung, returned India to a warm welcome on Monday, mobbed by fans and mediapersons at the airport in Delhi.

Accompanied by his mother, the cricketer who played a key role in India´s World Cup victory last year, was all smiles sporting a red cap now at the Indira Gandhi International Airport as his flight from London touched down in the morning.

His beaming mother Shabnam Singh told journalists: "This feels like winning the World Cup again."

She said she was extremely happy to have got back her son.

Before the mother-son duo could get into the car and head for their home, fans of Yuvraj almost mobbed the cricketer.

Yuvraj before leaving USA had tweeted: "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 !"

Early February, media reports revealed that Yuvraj Singh had been diagnosed with a malignant tumour in his lung when his physiotherapist Jatin Chaudhary said the cricketer had left for the US on January 26 and was undergoing chemotherapy in Boston at a cancer research institute.

When a tumour was first detected in October last year it was thought to be non-malignant, but later malignancy was detected and the player was taken to US for treatment.

The news of Yuvraj´s illness triggered shock and sadness among his countless fans, but support started pouring in and fellow sportspersons wished good health for the man who contributed significantly last year in bringing India the World Cup title after decades.

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