Yuvraj battling non-malignant tumour, says Shabnam Singh

Chandigarh, Nov. 27 (ANI): In a shocking revelation to millions of Indian cricket enthusiasts, cricketer Yuvraj Singh's mother Shabnam Singh on Sunday revealed that her son was suffering from non-malignant tumour, but was on the path of recovery.

Biopsy reports have indicated that the tumour is non-malignant and non-threatening and can be treated through proper medication and therapy.

"As I have told earlier also he has got a lump of flesh in his chest which is to be dissolved. It is not life threatening. The flesh can dissolve by therapies and medicines. Yuvraj Singh wants to become fully fit before returning to the fields," said Shabnam Singh.

Yuvraj had declared himself unavailable for the one-day series against the West Indies and was also not picked for the Test series in Australia.

Yuvraj has been troubled by health issues since the World Cup, which India won, and has played just one Test match in England after that.

One of the cleanest strikers of the ball and an agile fielder whose left-arm spin is more than handy in the 50 and 20-over formats, Yuvraj has struggled to cement his place in the test side in more than a decade of international cricket.

Yuvraj's mother, however, appeared confident that he would soon be fully fit and make a comeback in the upcoming one-day series against Australia.

"The lump of flesh can be treated by undergoing yoga exercises and therapies as prescribed by the doctors. Her is targeting to make a comeback in the one-day series against Australia," added Shabnam Singh.

Yuvraj, who has played 37 tests so far, has been instrumental in India's 20 and 50-over World Cup victories in 2007 and 2011. (ANI)