Cricket may be a religion in India. But despite being treated as demi-gods, cricketers too are a deeply religious lot who frequently visit places of worship to seek blessings from deities.
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is recuperating after having undergone treatment for a rare rare germ cell cancer in his lungs, was in Mumbai on Monday and visited the city’s Siddhivinayak temple.
The southpaw, who is eyeing a September comeback, was dressed casually in a white printed t-shirt.
His arrival caused quite a stir among the gathered devotees. The cricketer, who had gone completely bald due to the chemotherapy, looked relaxed as he sought blessings at the famous temple.
The 30-year-old is currently recuperating after having undergone three cycles of chemotherapy in the US earlier this year after being diagnosed with a rare germ-cell tumour between his lungs.
On his return to India last month, Yuvraj had said that he wanted to force his way back into the Indian side.
The left-handed all-rounder was the Man of the tournament at the 2011 World Cup, having played a vital role in India's triumph. It was soon afterwards that he announced his illness and subsequently has not played competitive cricket since November. He has also missed the disastrous Australian tour and also the Indian Premier League’s fifth edition.
He has scored 8051 runs in 274 one-dayers and 1775 runs in 37 Tests since his international debut in 2000.