About the Book :
'The Test of My Life' is a memoir of the dashing Indian team Cricketer, Yuvraj Singh, while he was fighting his ordeal with Cancer. The book is all about Cricket, Cancer and back to Cricket again. It talks about the indestructible love that Yuvraj has for Cricket that even a perilous disease like Cancer did not stop him from playing in the World Cup in 2011.
'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.' This book for the first time reveals such innately honest confessions of this star Cricketer. In this debut book, The Test of My Life, Yuvraj discloses his personal fight going within himself- his torturous treatment of Chemotherapy that made him feel low and scared, insomnia, hair loss, coughing fits which resulted into vomiting blood, loss of his appetite, and so on.
The book is written with blatant honesty and the anxieties experienced by Yuvraj before and while going through the Chemotherapy. He asks his doctor before the therapy about his anxieties such as will he be 'able to father a child in the future' or if he 'could maybe preserve his sperm' before the treatment initiates. The Test of My Life bares the terrible loneliness that he felt staring out the window in Indianapolis during his treatment.
The Test of My Life is a book about a yet another triumph of a person over Cancer. It is a book that will inspire the generation to come. It is about the human will to fight against all odds and emerge out of it triumphantly and what could be more inspiring than a real life story of a star Indian Cricketer of this era. The Test of My Life was released by Sachin Tendulkar who has been Yuvraj's inspiration all along.
About the Author :
Yuvraj Singh is an Indian Cricketer who soon became a youth icon of India. He is the son of the former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi movie star Yograj Singh and his wife Shabnam. He is a member of the Indian Cricket Team since 12 years and has served as a Vice-Captain for Indian team during the ODI from 2007 to 2008. He shot to fame with his remarkable six sixes in one over against England's Stuart Broad in 2007 World Twenty 20 tournament, which also begged him the tile of the Man of Tournament in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
The Test of My Life is his debut book revealing his anxieties, fear and torments that he suffered when he was diagnosed with germ cell cancer in the 2011. The book specifically focuses on his life and treatment of Chemotherapy that he undertook in the US and which resulted into his triumphant recovery. Post-recovery he has launched a cancer Charity for raising awareness and helping the people who are suffering from this fatal disease. In the year 2012, Yuvraj Singh was conferred with Arjuna Award by the president Pranab Mukherjee.
|Title:||The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back||Publisher:||Ebury Press|
|Author:||Yuvraj Singh, Sharda Ugra, Nishant Jeet Arora|
|No. of Pages:||216|
I was to touched by the story and knowing that this happy go lucky chap had to go through so much pain. My heart wept for him and his pain. He loved to enjoy life and Cancer was a big nightmare in his life. I just wish no one ever has to go through this pain and agony. Keep it up Yuvraj.. Hats Off To you.
Though Yuvraj is a cricketer he has proved everyone is born with multiple talents. He has very nicely divided the book. He first wrote about the world cup 2011 and how they won then the day when he was diagnosed with cancer and life after that and then back to the cricket life after getting cured. Awesome book.
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