The Indiana University Cricket Club recently visited Yuvraj Singh, as he receives treatment for cancer in the US.
Yuvraj’s health first deteriorated during the World Cup in 2011, but he persevered and was declared Man of the Tournament (MVP), helping India win the one day World Cup for the first time since 1983. He scored 352 runs and took 15 wickets.
At the 2007 World Twenty20 he hit 6 sixes in an over against England’s Stuart Broad, including one for 390 feet.
He has a rare, but curable form of cancer called seminoma.The 30 year old 6′ 2′ Yuvraj said he’s inspired by Lance Armstrong, and has received a message of support from Armstrong.
Touched by their gesture, Yuvraj, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy in US, wrote on Twitter, “Local students and fans came to wish me just outside my app! Felt like I was in india ! Sweet of them…………Some came with flowers some came with cards some with home made food ! Touched!!”
The Indiana University Cricket Club’s first hardball team was motivated by Aoun Jafarey and American College Cricket President Lloyd Jodah in August 2010 for the American College Cricket Midwest Championship. Now led by Joseph Ipe, it had a strong performance in 2011.