On World Cancer Day, Yuvraj Singh says Cancer was a big learning lesson in his life

Yuvraj Singh, a Cancer survivor, who launched YouWeCan, an initiative that helps people combat cancer by spreading awareness and evading the stigma around it, recalls his battle with the deadly disease.

On World Cancer Day, Yuvraj Singh says Cancer was a big learning lesson in his life

February 4 is marked World Cancer Day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

Yuvraj Singh, a Cancer survivor, who launched YouWeCan, an initiative that helps people combat cancer by spreading awareness and evading the stigma around it, recalls his battle with the deadly disease.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Yuvi talked about how cancer impacted his life, how it helped him become a better person and how he can set an example for those suffering from the disease.



"It was a long and tough journey but now when I look back, it was a big learning lesson in my life. I learnt, ‘Every day you have to live life’. You hope for the best and be prepared for the worst. I’m a changed person. Earlier everything was about cricket and now, I look forward to life," Yuvraj told the newspaper.

"Obviously, nobody wants to go through cancer but it has definitely got the better person out of me. After that, the roller coaster ride I went through, I never thought of ‘why me’," he added.

Yuvi, who staged a stunning comeback with his brilliant 150 in the second ODI against England, says, "Probably, one of my best innings. The last time I got a hundred was the 2011 World Cup. I am very happy with the innings."

"Emotions are very hard to describe. It was very important that I proved it to myself because there is very little belief outside. So it was very important to believe in myself," Yuvraj told BCCI.tv.

Yuvi feels that the return to his old self after suffering from the ailment can provide inspiration to cancer patients and also change the perception of the society towards them.

"I carry a big example for all of them. Life can go in any direction. It’s okay to fall, as it’s then that you learn to get up. Unless you don’t learn through your own mistakes, you will never become a better person in life," he told Hindustan Times.