Yuvraj delighted and honored to receive letter from PM Modi
Yuvraj's contribution to the society was acknowledged by the Prime Minister.
Updated - Sep 1, 2017 3:41 pm
Yuvraj Singh was delighted to receive an inspirational letter from the Honorable Prime Minister of India: Narendra Modi. The left-handed batsman runs an organization – YouWeCan – which was founded to fight cancer and spread awareness about the fatal disease. The initiative was set up in July 2012.
India’s limited overs superstar was himself diagnosed with cancer in 2011 which made him realize the amount of stigma attached to the disease. The southpaw was unaware of his diagnosis when he was guiding India to a World Cup triumph at home in 2011. After the jubilation at Wankhede on April 2, the darkest chapter of Yuvraj’s life followed. He fought hard and successfully defeated the disease. Many thought he wouldn’t be able to play cricket again but he defied odds to come back in the Indian squad and recently completed 300 outings in the ODI format.
PM Modi’s letter was actually a responsive one to Yuvraj’s. The PM was happy to learn about Yuvraj’s social service and said that several Indians derive inspiration from the 35-year old. The middle order batsman shared the same letter on his Twitter account which highlights the essence of the letter for his organization. Yuvraj called the letter encouraging for everyone in the foundation.
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 1, 2017
Slim chance for Yuvraj to come back but doors not closed
Yuvraj’s imminent future in the Indian squad looks dull. With the Indian selectors looking to recognize the ideal players for the 2019 World Cup, Yuvraj was left out of the squad for the Sri Lanka series. All is not gone for the owner of over 8,000 ODI runs as India play a lot of series at home in the next three months. With the youngsters not taking their chances in the ongoing series, there is every possibility of Yuvraj returning to the squad in the future.