Cancer survivor and World Cup hero, India batsman Yuvraj Singh, gave some vital tips to 17 young kids, who fought their own battles against the dreaded disease, during an interaction on Sunday.
Yuvraj, who hit a 24-ball 42 to guide his IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad to a seven-wicket win against Kings XI Punjab, then met a group of children, many among them aged 7 or 8, at the PCA stadium.
When a young kid asked Yuvraj if he will again hit those six sixes, the 34-year-old who hails from Chandigarh, said, “You pray, I will hit six sixes again.”
The left-handed batsman, however, said he doesn’t know how he pulled it off. “Many years have passed since then,” he said. Yuvraj’s attack on Stuart Broad in a World T20 game in 2007 remains one of the most iconic moments in Indian cricket.
At the interaction, one of the cancer survivors, a boy aged 8 who was diagnosed with cancer when he was just 18 months old, told Yuvraj that he is a great inspiration. “I love cricket and seeing Yuvi and Suresh Raina in action gives me immense joy,” he said.
Yuvraj then gave valuable tips to the children, saying the fight with a dreaded disease like cancer teaches one not to take life for granted, and not to take your family or friends for granted. “Think of it as a blessing in disguise, that you have an opportunity to live again,” he told them. Yuvraj was Player Of The Tournament in the 2011 World Cup, the same year when he was diagnosed with cancer.