New Delhi: Senior Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar today welcomed teammate Yuvraj Singh on his return to the country and wished him a speedy recovery following his treatment for a rare germ cell cancer in the United States.
"Yuvi- Got well soon. Welcome back home my brother after winning a tough battle with cancer," Tendulkar wrote on his Twitter page.
Yuvraj, who underwent three cycles of chemotherapy for a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs, returned home to a rousing welcome from adoring fans.
Received by his mother Shabnam at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, Yuvraj came on a Jet Airways flight this morning after spending some days in London to recuperate from the after-effects of the chemotherapy.
Tendulkar, who is nursing his injured finger, had met the left-handed batsman in London last month.
Yuvraj`s head, which went bald during the treatment, was covered with a red sports cap. Sporting a red T-shirt teamed with Khaki pants, Yuvraj made his way through hordes of fans and waiting media personnel after coming out from back gate of the airport.
India`s 2011 World Cup hero did not speak to the waiting media but his mother thanked everyone for their prayers and wishes.
Flashing a victory sign and a smile, Yuvraj walked through patiently towards a white Audi SUV, which drove him to his home from the airport.