To make a comeback in sport after an injury is a Herculean task in itself. Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong hits the nail on its head in his autobiography Its not about the bike. He reflects on the psychological and emotional side of a sportsman and highlights the impact that cancer can have on the body and mind of a sportsman. Not only is the person physically drained, but the disease also creates a lot of self-doubt that results in negative thinking.
In a sport which is both mentally and physically demanding, to even dream of a comeback from such a situation is unimaginable. Lance inspired Yuvraj Singh in his battle against cancer and today, with the announcement of his comeback into the Indian team for the ICC World T20 championship in Sri Lanka, Yuvi stands as an inspiration to the hundreds who struggle in their lives.
Yuvraj’s positive attitude right from the time of the diagnosis of the cancer to the present day, has been phenomenal. No wonder he sent Stuart Broad to the stands on all six balls of the over in the 2007 T20 World Cup. It’s a matter of positive attitude and grit. If at all you were wondering as to how this guy manages to pull India out of crunch situations almost all the time , this comeback news should answer it all. Indian cricket welcomes back its Prince, the first Indian player to cross 100 sixes in Twenty 20 matches. And the fans will be eagerly looking forward to see him score another truckload of sixes and send them into an absolute uproar. Good luck champ!