A personal account of Yuvraj Singh’s journey through cancer with the 2011 World Cup victory in the background
‘That day I cried like a baby not because I feared what cancer would do but because I didn’t want the disease. I wanted my life to be normal, which it could not be.’
For the first time Yuvraj Singh tells the real story behind the 2011 World Cup when on-the-field triumph hid his increasingly puzzling health problems and worrying illnesses. In his debut book The Test of My Life, he reveals how—plagued with insomnia, coughing fits that left him vomiting blood, and an inability to eat—he made a deal with God. On the night before the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup final, Yuvraj prayed for the World Cup in return for anything God wanted.
In this book, he lays bare his fears, doubts, and the lows he experienced during chemotherapy— when he lost his energy, his appetite, and his hair—and his battle to find the will to survive. Poignant, personal, and moving—The Test of My Life is about cancer and cricket; but more importantly, it is about the human will to fight adversity and triumph despite all odds.
About the Author :
Yuvraj Singh is a popular Indian cricketer and youth icon. He has been a member of the Indian cricket team since the past twelve years. He was the vice captain of the ODI team from 2007 to 2008 and shot to fame when he hit six sixes in an over against England’s Stuart Broad at the 2007 World Twenty20. He was named the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
In 2011, he was diagnosed with germ cell cancer in the cavity around the lungs and returned to India in April 2012 after undergoing treatment in the US. Following his recovery, Yuvraj launched his cancer charity YouWeCan to raise awareness and help people with the illness. The Test of My Life, his debut book, will be a candid and intimate account of his journey through cancer with the background of the 2011 World Cup triumph.
In 2012, Yuvraj was conferred with the Arjuna Award by President Pranab Mukherjee. He made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September that year against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20.