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‘Second-biggest day’ for Yuvraj

Calcutta: Visakhapatnam projects itself as the ‘City of Destiny’ and it’s rather appropriate that Yuvraj Singh’s India comeback is set to be there.

Indeed, it’s a day closer to his big-stage return and the ‘warrior’ is more than just “excited.”

“Saturday, I guess, will be the second-biggest day of my career, after April 2, 2011, when we won the World Cup,” Yuvraj told The Telegraph from Vizag.

After being off top-bracket cricket for 10 months, Yuvraj is in the squad for the two T20 Internationals against New Zealand and the World T20.

Speaking on Thursday evening, Yuvraj added: “I’m excited and, as I said in Mumbai, I’m counting the hours.”

Yuvraj confirmed that his mother Shabnam and “around 10-12 close friends” are going to be present in Vizag, which hosts the first T20.

“Mom and the others should reach on the day of the match... It will be nice to have them at the ground,” Yuvraj stated.

Yuvraj’s battle against cancer, meanwhile, isn’t only being chronicled in the form of a book, but is also going to be shown on the small screen by way of a documentary — Zindagi Abhi Baaki Hai.

“There will be three episodes, each an hour-long... The footage was shot when I was undergoing chemotherapy in the US and later... I’m letting it out in the hope that some cancer victim(s) may get inspired,” Yuvraj pointed out.

The documentary is going to be telecast on Colors on Sundays. The first episode will be aired in November.

YouWeCan, set up by the Yuvraj Singh Foundation, has taken the initiative for Zindagi Abhi Baaki Hai.

The documentary is expected to serve a dual purpose — (a) to boost the cancer patients’ morale, telling them that the battle can be won and (b) to spread awareness.