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Yuvraj Singh to return to action

Yuvraj Singh to return to action
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After nearly a year out battling cancer Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh said he can’t wait for his highly-anticipated return to the sport at this months World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka.

The 30-year-old has spent the last five months regaining his fitness after being diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung that required chemotherapy treatment in the United States.

“I just can’t really wait to get on the field, I can’t wait for the excitement,’‘ said Singh. ‘‘I can’t wait to just get on the field, hold my bat, take leg stump, stand at point or stand anywhere in the field. I just can’t wait to get into that environment because that is one environment I am very used to – that is something that I have been doing for the last 15 to 17 years since I was a kid.”

The flamboyant Singh has played 274 one-day internationals for India since making his debut in 2003.

Already a national hero in his cricket-mad home country Singh popularity went through the roof when a dazzling performance earned him the Man of the Tournament award during the 2011 World Cup, which was co-hosted and won by India.