Bangalore: After scoring a century and leading India A to a 77-run win against West Indies A in Bangalore on Sunday (September 15), Yuvraj Singh gave the impression of a man who had a single-minded focus on getting his career back to the dizzy heights it had scaled in the first half of 2011.
Over the past 12 months, Yuvraj has made a comeback after a fight with a rare germ-cell cancer, regained and lost his place in the Test side, and lost his place in the One-Day International side too. His fitness had become a concern and a poor show in Indian Premier League VI resulted in his exclusion from the Champions Trophy and the tri-series in the West Indies. (Read: The return of the king of sixes)
Yuvraj then went to France with Zaheer Khan, and worked with Tim Exeter, a leading private physical trainer, for six weeks. Sunday was his first foray back onto the cricket field, and the fruits of his labour were there for all to see.