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That day I cried like a baby not because I feared what cancer would do but because Ididn'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-fieldtriumph hid his increasingly puzzling health problems and worrying illnesses. In his debut bookThe test of my life, he reveals how-plagued with insomnia, coughing fits that left him vomitingblood, and an inability to eat-he made a deal with God. On the night before the 2011 ICC CricketWorld 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 isabout the human will to fight adversity and triumph despite all odds.
About the Author
The author of this book, Yuvraj Singh, is a renowned cricketer from India. Singh was born on the 12th of December, 1981, in Chandigarh, India. He completed his schooling from DAV Public School, Chandigarh. Since the year 2000, he has been a part of the ODI Indian cricket team, and started playing test matches since 2003. Singh was presented with the Man Of The Tournament award for his extraordinary performance during the 2011 Cricket World Cup. In the year 2012, Singh was also presented with the Arjuna Award by President Pranab Mukherjee. This award is the highest sport award in the country. In the year 2011, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor, and was treated in the US. He recovered and returned to play cricket in the latter part of 2012.Sharda Ugra is a well-known journalist from India. Through the course of her 22 year long career as a journalist, Ugra has worked in several forms of media, which include news magazines, broadsheets, tabloids, as well as radio, when she worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She currently holds the position of the Senior Editor at ESPNcricinfo.Nishant Singh Arora is a former journalist from India and current manager of Yuvraj Singh.
The test of my life : from cricket to cancer and back
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