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Why do we play cricket? Yuvraj Singh reveals how Sachin Tendulkar inspired his comeback after cancer battle

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Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh revealed how talking to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar impressed his comeback to worldwide cricket put up his battle with most cancers.

Right after his wonderful run within the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj was identified with most cancers. A uncommon germ-cell tumor was situated between his two lungs which have been there when he was representing the nation on the World Cup.

Yuvraj managed to return to the nationwide crew and performed ODI cricket for three years, additionally managing to hit his highest rating within the format – 150 vs England in Cuttack in 2017. He additionally performed 35 T20Is throughout this era.

“There have been just a few ups and downs. I saved on talking to Sachin, and he stated, ‘Why do we play cricket? Yes, we want to play international but we play for the love of the sport. If you love the game, you want to play,” Yuvraj Singh was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.

Yuvraj revealed that Sachin Tendulkar told him if he loves the game, he must continue playing. Tendulkar emphasized that the retirement must be entirely your decision and should not be anyone else’s name.

“Sachin said, ‘If I was in the situation, I wouldn’t know what to do but if you love the game, you still play the game and decide when you want to retire. People should not decide that for you’.”

Yuvraj was part of the Indian crew for the ICC T20 World Cup 2014 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, each tournaments by which India reached the ultimate to be runners-up.

“So I had some good chats with him (Sachin) and played 3-4 years of domestic cricket. I was in and out of the Indian team, played the T20 World Cup. I made a few comebacks but it was time to move on because my body was not the same after cancer.

“But I nonetheless managed to return again and rating my highest ODI rating. I simply wished to be joyful in my life. I wished to be at peace and haven’t any regrets, so I moved on.”