“My Son Yuvraj Singh Means the World to Me”
This is what Yuvraj Singh’s mother Shabnam Singh told The Quint in an exclusive interview.
According to his mother, Yuvraj spent most of his time on the cricket field, and as a result, his studies suffered. He changed schools almost every year.
The mother-son duo found it really tough to handle the highs and lows when Yuvraj started out as a cricketer. One day he would be praised for his good performance, while the next day, criticism followed if he failed to perform. With time, both learnt to cope with these circumstances.
In 2011, India won the Cricket World Cup and Yuvraj was declared Man of the Series. He dedicated the trophy to his parents. But he couldn’t celebrate for too long as he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung the same year. He travelled to the US for treatment and was discharged in March 2012.
During the initial years of his cricketing career, the family was going through a financial crisis, so Yuvraj took it upon himself to support his mother.
Life has thrown many challenges at this mother-son duo, but with their resolve and love for each other, they have hit every challenge out of the park.
Correspondent: Smita Chand
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