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Kumble visits Yuvraj

Calcutta: Recovering from a malignant tumour between his lungs in the US, Yuvraj Singh was paid a “surprise” visit by former India captain Anil Kumble.

“It was so nice of jumbo to surprise me! Great motivation and a happy day spent with the legend,” Yuvraj wrote on his Twitter page, besides posting a picture of the two of them in the US.

Yuvraj, who has been in Boston since last month, is expected to be back on the field in May, according to his doctor Dr Einhorn, who also treated legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong, who had suffered from testicular cancer in 1996.

Yuvraj Singh had earlier confirmed on February 16 that he was recovering fast and hopeful of wearing the India colours soon.

“Got very good news from Dr Lawrence today! The tumour is almost way out of the system,” he tweeted.

The 30-year-old’s second cycle of chemotherapy has started and the process of rehabilitation will start in April.

“Of course everyday I look forward to come back and wear my india jersey my india cap and represent my country again,” an upbeat Yuvraj had tweeted.

The dashing batsman had earlier got a message from the seven-time Tour de France champion, Armstrong, wishing him a speedy recovery.

Yuvraj has not played competitive cricket since taking part in two of three home Tests against the West Indies in November after being diagnosed with his illness.

Yuvraj, who was named Player of the Tournament in the World Cup, has so far scored 8,051 runs in 274 ODIs and 1,775 runs in 37 Tests.