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Our prayers are with Yuvraj: Sehwag

Mohit Singh, February 7 2012,
Indian opener also says he will probably play in the second ODI of the tri-series against Sri Lanka.
Sehwag will open the innings
Sehwag will open the innings
Indian cricket team’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 team’s vice captain said, “I 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.”

Yuvraj, the ‘Man of the series’ in India’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 Yuvraj’s first stage cancer has surprised everyone.

India have definitely missed Yuvraj’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 tomorrow’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.

“They 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.

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