Yuvraj Singh is an Indian cricketer and a cancer survivor. He was born in Chandigarh in 1981. He debuted for India in 2000 during the ICC Knock Out Trophy, still only nineteen. In 2011, he emerged as Player of the Tournament in the ICC World Cup, which his team won. That same year he was diagnosed with cancer. He returned to international cricket less than a year after his diagnosis.
This is his first book.
‰Û÷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‰ÛÓplagued with insomnia, coughing fits that left him vomiting blood, and an inability to eat‰ÛÓhe 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‰ÛÓwhen he lost his energy, his appetite, and his hair‰ÛÓand his battle to find the will to survive. Poignant, personal, and moving‰ÛÓThe test of my life‰ÛÓis about cancer and cricket; but more importantly, it is about the human will to fight adversity and triumph despite all odds.