Former India fast bowler Yograj Singh, the father of India's 2011 World Cup-winning star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, is undergoing treatment in the United States for cancer in the vocal chords. Yuvraj himself suffered from a rare germ cell cancer but recovered to play for India again. In the recently concluded Indian Premier League, Yuvraj was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a record Rs 14 crore.
According to a report in the Indian Express, the 56-year-old Yograj, once spoken in the same breath as India's greatest all-rounder Kapil Dev, has undergone surgery to remove a throat tumor in a US-based hospital. The cancer in Yograj's vocal chords was diagnosed a few months back.
It was on Yuvraj's suggestion that Yograj was taken to the US to undergo treatment. The newspaper quotes Yograj's wife Satveer saying: "He would often complain about throat pain and cough. But he never let us know what was going on. He would take medicines and be fine for a while, but when the problem got worse, he had to tell us."