The name Yuvraj Singh brings to mind the image of a swashbuckling cricketer who can hit the ball out of the park like Superman.
Yuvi is counted among the best of India’s cricket players. He holds quite a few power-knock records, is very quick on the field (possibly the best), and lives his life like a prince.
But underneath all that machismo is the heart of a cancer survivor. Yuvi was diagnosed with cancerous tumor in his left lung. He battled with it and emerged victorious.
That experience made him start a charity ‘YouWeCan’, which supports cancer patients and spreads awareness about the disease.
— YOUWECAN (@YOUWECAN) July 27, 2017
And Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one man who knows how to appreciate a noble initiative. The PM wrote a letter to Yuvraj Singh praising the cricketer for the work his charity does.
The PM wrote:
“I am delighted to know about your passion towards social service and the rich community service that you are involved in through your foundation.
As a noted cricketer and someone who has successfully fought cancer, several Indians derive immense inspiration from you.
May you continue to serve the society with same zeal and enthusiasm.”
In response, Yuvi thanked the PM for his kind words:
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 1, 2017
The foundation was launched in July 2012. In November 2016, Yuvi, accompanied by his mother Shabnam, personally met Modi to invite the PM to his marriage with model-actress Hazel Keech.