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Hitting the nets big achievement for me, says Yuvraj

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Tue, Jun 26, 2012 16:14 hrs
Yuvraj Singh aims to comeback with T20 World Cup

BANGALORE: Rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday said that hitting the nets after being treated for cancer is a "big achievement" for him and he is hoping for things to get better with each passing day.

"It's a big achievement for me hitting the nets. I felt happy, really good to be in the nets," Yuvraj, recovering from treatment for cancer, said after a training session here.

According to Yuvraj, it was not a "bad" session for him considering the six-month layoff.

"And it was not a bad session, for the first time after about six months. I got tired after about 15 minutes but I am sure every day will be a better day," he told reporters.

Hoping to make a comeback to international cricket with the Twenty20 World Cup in September, Yuvraj yesterday batted for the first time after undergoing chemotherapy in the US for a rare germ cell cancer earlier this year.

"I am right now in the second week of rehabilitation and I am feeling good. My body will slowly become stronger, I am sure," he had said yesterday.

"The target is the T20 World Cup, and hopefully, I will be able to come just before that," reiterated the 30-year-old left-hander, who has not appeared in any form of the game since last November when he was diagnosed with the disease.

He returned to India in April to continue his rehabilitation.


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