Yuvraj in battle against rare form of cancer



NEW DELHI (AP) — Little more than a year ago, Yuvraj Singh was the star of the World Cup when India won the tournament for the second time. His cricket future is less certain now as he battles a rare form of cancer.

Yuvraj returned to India this week after undergoing three rounds of chemotherapy in the United States to treat a germ cell cancer near his lungs.

Although on the road to recovery, he concedes he is unlikely to return to the cricket field anytime soon. Yuvraj last played for India in a home test series against West Indies in November.

But it was at the 2011 World Cup co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh where his prodigious talents shone, being awarded the player of the tournament after scoring 362 runs and taking 15 wickets.