New Delhi, Feb 5: India's cricket star Yuvraj Singh has been diagnosed with a malignant tumour between his lung and heart and is presently undergoing chemotheraphy in the US, media reports said.
Yuvraj, who left for the US on January 26, had said on Saturday that he will draw inspiration from cycling champion Lance Armstrong to battle his lung tumour. Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France champion is a cancer survivor.
Yuvraj said that he was reading Armstrong's book 'It's Not About The Bike : My Journey Back To Life" and hoped to be motivated enough to pull through his current illness.
According to the Gulf News, Yuvraj's return to Indian cricket now seems uncertain for a long time.
His tumour was detected in October but it was said to be non-malignant. But it has now reportedly been diagnosed as malignant.
Yuvraj is currently consulting oncologists in the US and might have surgery to remove the non-malignant growth, which is located between the lung and the heart.
Yuvraj, however, said that it was not true that he was undergoing surgery, and was only receiving medication.
The Indian Cricket Board, which has been footing the bills for his treatment, has rallied round him well - saying they are willing to bid their time for a fully fit Yuvraj Singh.