Senior Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar today welcomed teammate Yuvraj Singh on his return to the country and wished him a speedy recovery following his treatment for a rare germ cell cancer in the United States.
"Yuvi- Got well soon ?. Welcome back home my brother after winning a tough battle with cancer," Tendulkar wrote on his Twitter page.
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.
Tendulkar, who is nursing his injured finger, had met the left-handed batsman in London last month.
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.
India's 2011 World Cup hero did not speak to the waiting media but his mother thanked everyone for their prayers and wishes. 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.