New Delhi: When Yuvraj Singh took to the cricket field on September 11, 2012 against New Zealand in a Twenty20 International at Chennai, it was not just another match. It was a day to remember for the entire cricket fraternity, fans, teammates, family and above all the man himself.
And Yuvi made sure he gave his fans moments to cherish. He bowled 2 overs, took a catch and scored 34 off 26 balls bejeweled with two huge sixes. Although New Zealand ruined his comeback as they pipped India at the post by 1 run. After the match, Yuvraj confessed that he was in tears while fielding in the first over. It indeed was an emotional moment as he made a comeback that was made of fairytale stuff.
Yuvraj had last played for India in a Test match against the West Indies in November 2011 at the Eden Gardens. All he could garner then was 25 runs before being Lbw to Darren Sammy. May be he was battling form then but another tough battle lay in store for him.
What was initially diagnosed as a non-malignant tumour, turned out to be a rare form of germ-cell tumour between his lungs. When that dawned upon the cricketer and his family, his next destination was the United States of America.