“Can’t explain how I feel!” Yuvraj wrote on Twitter. “Feels like I’m going to play for India for the first time. It’s a special day for me.

Chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth at the BCCI headquarters yesterday. Pic/Suresh KK

“When I was diagnosed with cancer I always thought in my heart that one day I will come back and play for India. So here I am ready to represent my country once again.

“It’s a huge honour. I can’t wait to step on the field and wave the Indian flag!”