Welcome back home brother, tweets Sachin, others too wish Yuvi a speedy recovery

Yuvraj Singh is back home after his treatment for a rare germ cell in the US. Welcoming Yuvraj fans, celebrities and fellow cricketers have wished him speedy recovery. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who had met Yuvi in London, on Monday, welcomed his teammate on his return to the country.

"Yuvi - Get well soon? Welcome back home my brother after winning a tough battle with cancer," Tendulkar wrote on his Twitter page, says a report in The Indian Express.

Yuvraj, who underwent three cycles of chemotherapy for a rare germ cell cancer between his lungs, returned home to a rousing welcome from adoring fans. Received by his mother Shabnam at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, Yuvraj came on a Jet Airways flight this morning after spending some days in London to recuperate from the after-effects of the chemotherapy.

Meanwhile Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag said that he was very happy to see Yuvi back home. “I have been in continuous touch with him and have been following his treatment. I will personally go and meet him very soon. He is a dear friend and we all are with him.”

Yuvraj's head, which went bald during the treatment, was covered with a red sports cap. Sporting a red T-shirt teamed with Khaki pants, Yuvraj made his way through hordes of fans and waiting media personnel after coming out from back gate of the airport.

Flashing a victory sign and a smile, Yuvraj walked through patiently towards a white Audi SUV, which drove him to his home from the airport.

“Thank God I am home,” was all he said, says a report in The Times Of India, adding that the sentence captured his rollercoaster ride through hell and back these past few months.

“Yuvraj was returning from England after successfully completing a four-month chemotherapy course in the US for treating a malignant tumour on his lung. He walked out of the T3 departure lounge through a side gate at 10am and was greeted by mediapersons and fans. His mother, Shabnam Singh, termed his return after fighting off cancer as having won the World Cup again,” adds the national daily.

Meanwhile, his former Kings XI team-mate and captain of the Sri Lanka, Mahela Jayawardene said, “I have played with Yuvraj and know that he is a champion cricketer as well as a champion human being.  I have managed to get the details on his treatment time and again and know that he is on a route to recovery”, added   Jayawardene.

His long-time nemesis on the field Kevin Pietersen said, “Yuvraj is a fighter and I am sure he will make a strong comeback. We have been tough competitors on field, but off the field we are great friends.”

“It will be a great thing to watch him on the field again. Yuvraj’s illness has once again showed us the importance of staying together”, said the explosive English batsman.