Our prayers are with Yuvraj: Sehwag
Indian opener also says he will probably play in the second ODI of the tri-series against Sri Lanka.
Sehwag will open the innings
Indian cricket teamâ€™s dynamic opener Virender Sehwag is hoping that his teammate Yuvraj Singh recovers quickly from the cancer detected near his lung and returns to action sooner.
Sehwag hopes that the 30-year-old dashing batsman would be fit when he returns and said that all of his teammates are praying for his quick recovery.
The Indian cricket teamâ€™s vice captain said, â€œI have heard that Yuvraj is taking chemotherapy. We are hoping he would be fine and fit when he comes back. We all are praying for him.â€
Yuvraj, the â€˜Man of the seriesâ€™ in Indiaâ€™s World Cup glory in 2011, is currently undergoing treatment in the United States involving chemotherapy, while his physio has made it clear that the cancer detected is 100% curable and the left-hander should be back on the pitch by May.
Yuvraj was initially detected with a non-malignant lung tumour a couple of months ago, as doctors assured that there was nothing malicious about it. But, things have turned out to be different now as the news of the Yuvrajâ€™s first stage cancer has surprised everyone.
India have definitely missed Yuvrajâ€™s services in his absence, as seen from the Test series against Australia where India lacked an attacking batsman in the lower-middle order.
Meanwhile, Sehwag, who was rested for the first ODI of the Commonwealth Bank ODI tri-series, spoke about his good chances of featuring in the tomorrowâ€™s match against Sri Lanka. He made it clear that the team management was looking at playing any two players from himself, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir.
â€œThey will decide on it (his selection) tomorrow. We want to give break to the top three batsmen, either Gautam (Gambhir) or Tendulkar will take a break and maybe I can play," said Sehwag, who made the record for the highest individual ODI score of 219 in his last match against West Indies in 2011.