“A man’s character is not judged after he celebrates a victory, but by what he does when his back his against the wall. So no matter how great the setback, how severe the failure, never give up.”
Yuvraj Singh‘s ability to fight through the tough times has been very inspirational. Battling through all the injuries and health problems, he forced his way back to the top and helped India clinch the World Cup title in 2011. The ‘C’ change from Cricket to Cancer didn’t affect his confidence and he fought that too very bravely.
If this was not enough, he made his way back into the team for the ICC T20 World Cup 2012. The chemotherapy had affected his body a lot but he trained hard for six months to get back into shape to do more for his country. But unfortunately, the tale hasn’t been the same till now. He has been dropped quite a few times and is currently battling hard to regain his spot in the international side.
During an interview with Wisden India, he said:
“My life has been changed. It took a serious high and then a proper U-turn where I was battling for my life. It’s been an interesting story.”
“I just try to be as positive as I can, to comeback and play cricket. I’m lucky to be playing again. I haven’t played to the best of my potential since I’ve come back, but I have always been trying my best, and can only have a positive attitude towards life.”
Yuvraj is aware that even if he is fully fit, his place is not a guarantee as selectors now a days are choosing to focus more on young-guns.
“Of course, there is a possibility that I may never play for India again. But there is also a possibility that I might play for India again, and as long as I believe that I can make a comeback and have it in me, I’m going to keep pushing myself.
“There will be anxiety because the World Cup is so close by and there aren’t too many opportunities in domestic games in the lead up. But, eventually, I can keep my spirit up and prepare as well as possible.”