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BJP keen to see Yuvraj back in action


April 9, 2012 - New Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday congratulated cricketer Yuvraj Singh on his return back home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, and expressed hope that he recovers fully and plays for the country again.

"I congratulate Yuvraj and expect that he plays for the country. The country has got players such as Yuvraj by fortune. I expect that he recovers fully and plays for the country," said BJP spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain.

Yuvraj said earlier today that he would be addressing the media on Wednesday.

"I am very happy to be back home and I am recovering well. I will hold a press conference on Wednesday. So, whatever you want to ask, you can ask there. We'll talk day after," he told the media in Gurgaon.

Yuvraj, who was adjudged the player of the tournament at the 2011 ICC World Cup, had gone to the United States for treatment in January this year.

He was diagnosed with a golf ball-sized non-malignant tumour. However, later in February, the doctors told him that he was suffering from 'mediastinal seminoma'.

Singh, 30, underwent three sessions of chemotherapy in Indianapolis at the I. U. Simon Cancer Centre at the Indiana University Medical Centre in the care Lawrence H Einhorn, who had in 1996 headed the treatment of cycling champion Lance Armstrong, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

ANI

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