Cancer Survivor Kids Meet cricketer Yuvraj Singh



Mohali: A cancer survivor and a World Cup hero, India batsman Yuvraj Singh gave some vital tips to 17 young kids, who fought their own battles against the dreaded disease, during an interaction in Mohali on Sunday.
Yuvraj, who hit 24-ball 42 runs to guide his IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad to a seven-wicket win against Kings XI Punjab, interacted with a group of children, many among them aged 7 or 8 years, at the PCA stadium on Sunday night.

When a young kid asked Yuvraj if he will again hit six sixes, the 34-year-old, who hails from Chandigarh, said, “You pray, I will hit six sixes again.”

The left-handed batsman, however, said he doesn’t know how he hit those six sixes.

“Many years have passed since then.”

Yuvraj’s six sixes in an over remains one of the most cherished moments in Indian cricket, and the feat came against England’s Stuart Broad in a Twenty20 World Cup match in 2007 in South Africa.
One of the cancer survivor boy, aged 8, had been diagnosed with cancer when he was just 18 months old.

Studying in Class 4 now, the boy told PTI that cricketers like Yuvraj are a great inspiration for him.
“I love cricket and seeing Yuvi and Suresh Raina in action gives me immense joy,” he said.

Yuvraj also gave valuable tips to the children, saying the fight with dreaded diseases like cancer teaches you not to take life for granted, not to take your family or friends for granted.
“Think of it as a blessing in disguise that you have an opportunity to live again,” he told them.

Yuvraj was Player Of The Tournament in 2011 World Cup, the same year when he was diagnosed with the dreaded disease, which he later fought bravely.
Source: NDTV

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