Yuvraj is a fighter, he’ll be okay: Kevin Pietersen

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, who is currently under treatment for lung cancer in the US, has received support from England batsman Kevin Pietersen who wished a quick recovery from his illness.

KP, who is set to return to the country in Delhi Daredevils’ jersey in the 2012 season of the IPL, said he is in touch with Yuvraj regularly.

“It’s tragic what’s happened to Yuvi. He’s going through a tough time and it’s not fair to talk about him in terms of cricket at the moment. Right now the only important thing is for him to get back to full fitness as soon as possible,” he was quoted as saying by BCCI’s website.

“We all care for him and we don’t like to see a fellow professional suffer from an illness like this. He’s a strong bloke. In the past he’s fought back into the Test team after being dropped. He was the hero of the 2011 World Cup. The man’s a fighter; and he’s one of the most talented cricketers that India has produced. I look forward to renewing my friendship on the field with him in the not-too-distant future. I’m in touch with him regularly. He’ll be okay,” he added.

Yuvraj Singh is currently undergoing treatment for rare germ cell cancer in Boston. He is expected to be back in his cricketing gear by May, according to his doctor. The treatment will continue till the last week of March.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link