Visakhapatnam: Hours before his return to international cricket, Yuvraj Singh tweeted to readers and fans across the world that returning to play for India after surviving cancer was his biggest day since winning the World Cup.
Saturday is the first time the 30-year-old will play for India since November 2011 after winning his battle against a rare germ cell cancer, and Yuvraj thanked those who helped him in his recovery while encouraging other cancer survivors.
"I guess this wud be my biggest day aftr w cup final I'm really overwhelmed with the love and support of everyone who have send me wishes," he tweeted. "On the field! I just expect to enjoy the moment and hopefully lot of awerness will spread thru youwecan today! The msg I want to send today is that if yuvi can u can fight cancer and come back wher u belong ! So shout youwecan today all those who u survivors and r goin to survive.
"Thru various chanels from dr ianhorn to a layman every one has bin an imp person in my comeback ! Thnks to bcci and nca for getting me bak. And for the cancer society ! See u on the field and I hope it doesn't rain!”
Yuvraj was recalled for India's squads for two Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand at home as well the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka next month.
In his first tweet, Yuvraj also uploaded the photo of his No. 12 India T20 jersey hanging in the closet.