Virat Kohli, who replaced Yuvraj Singh in the playing XI of the Mumbai Test against the West Indies, said yesterday that he was not aware of the dashing left-hander's tumour in his lung. "We didn't have an intimation about this thing that came up.
Virat Kohli. Pic/AFP
I was pretty surprised to know that this was the problem. I personally didn't know this was the problem. I was very surprised and I wish him a speedy recovery. He is such a dear member to the team," Kohli was quoted as saying by PTI.
Yuvraj was not picked for the Test section of the Australia tour because he told the Board that he hadn't recovered from an illness. A day later, his mother revealed to the media that a golf-ball size lump has been found over Yuvraj's left lung. The tumour is non-malignant.