Gurgaon: Recuperating from a rare germ-cell cancer, India's World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday said that he has developed a "cherished friendship" with Sachin Tendulkar over the years and the iconic batsman has always been in his thoughts during his two-month treatment in the United States.
Yuvraj, who returned to the country after spending more than two months in the US and London to recuperate from a malignant tumour between his lungs, rued that he could not be part of the Indian team when Tendulkar hit his 100th international century.
"I was in touch with Sachin while he was in Australia. I also wanted his 100th hundred. He has always inspired me," Yuvraj said at his first media interaction after returning home.