Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who guided India to clinch their second 50-over World Cup triumph in 2011, has expressed gratitude towards the Pakistani fans for showing love and support during his fight with cancer.
Yuvraj played a crucial role in the 2007 and 2011 World Cup outings for the Indian team. The former India international recently had a conversation with ex Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi, where he revealed the affection shown by the Pakistani fans.
While talking to Afridi on his YouTube channel, Yuvraj disclosed that many Pakistani fans sent wishes to him on social media during his tough days.
“I still remember when I was in the US for treatment, and Twitter was new at that time. I posted something about my treatment and loads of Pakistani people sent their prayers for me,” Yuvraj said as quoted by Times Now.
Yuvraj thanked the Pakistani fans for the gesture they showed. The 38-year-old spoke about how tough that time was, especially for a cricketer.
“I’d like to thank Pakistani fans for supporting me during those days, for any cricketer, cricket is everything, and it was indeed challenging to deal with a life-threatening disease like cancer,” added Yuvraj.
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The left-handed batter announced his retirement in July last year. Yuvraj played over 300 ODIs and 40 Tests for India in which he scored 8701 runs in 50-over cricket and 1900 in red-ball cricket.