About the Book: The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back
A personal account of Yuvraj Singh's journey through cancer with the 2011 World Cup victory in the background.
'That day I cried like a baby not because I feared what cancer would do but because I didn't want the disease. I wanted my life to be normal, which it could not be.'
For the first time Yuvraj Singh tells the real story behind the 2011 World Cup when on-the-field triumph hid his increasingly puzzling health problems and worrying illnesses. In his debut book The Test of My Life, he reveals how-plagued with insomnia, coughing fits that left him vomiting blood, and an inability to eat-he made a deal with God. On the night before the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup final, Yuvraj prayed for the World Cup in return for anything God wanted.
In this book, he lays bare his fears, doubts, and the lows he experienced during chemotherapy-when he lost his energy, his appetite, and his hair-and his battle to find the will to survive. Poignant, personal, and moving-The Test of My Life is about cancer and cricket; but more importantly, it is about the human will to fight adversity and triumph despite all odds.
About the Author: Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh is a popular Indian cricketer and youth icon. He has been a member of the Indian cricket team since the past 12 years. He was the vice-captain of the ODI team from 2007 to 2008 and shot to fame when he hit six sixes in an over against England's Stuart Broad at the 2007 World Twenty20. He was named the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
In 2011, he was diagnosed with cancer in his left lung and returned to India in April 2012 after undergoing treatment in the US. Yuvraj has been nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award by BCCI for his performance in World Cup 2011 and recently launched his cancer charity 'You WeCan' to raise awareness and help people with the illness. In Different Form, his debut book, will be a candid and intimate account of his journey through cancer in the background of the 2011 World Cup triumph.
In 2012, Yuvraj was conferred with the Arjuna Award by President Pranab Mukherjee. He made his international comeback in a Twenty20 match in September that year against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty20.
'This is a story of a strong fightback in life. It is pure inspiration for all its readers.'— Sachin Tendulkar
'My friend Pie Chucker is the stuff of legend on and off the field. His book The test of my life is about incomparable self belief against real-life odds. I am sure it will touch many hearts and motivate many people across the world to fight cancer and other battles in life with intent and honour.'— Kevin Pietersen
'Even when he was facing some of the toughest days of his life, he kept his chin up and never allowed us to feel sad about him. He lived as a normal person, talked as a normal person and more importantly always sounded normal. This is a very rare quality.'— Virat Kohli
'Yuvraj has shown immense courage and self belief while fighting the biggest battle of his life. He is a shining example of grit and positive attitude. And with his movement against cancer I think he will achieve much more outside the field of cricket than on the field. And when I say this I know he has achieved a lot on the field as well.'— Rahul Dravid
'Hats off to him. He came out strong. His will to survive was way above any one of ours. He is a real-life Lion. He has won the battle of life.'— Harbhajan Singh
'Yuvraj is an inspiration for each one of us. His zeal and determination to fight and overcome cancer and share his experiences through this book is highly commendable. I salute Yuvraj and his fighting spirit.'— Saina Nehwal
|Title:||Test of My Life|
|Publisher:||Random House Uk Ltd|
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