Bombay: According to Yuvraj Singh’s mother, Yuvraj Singh played through the 2011 World Cup with a non-malignant tumour in his lung.
His mother Shabnah revealed the news and said he was "overwhelmed" by the support he received.
She said: "Reports and scans then showed us that Yuvraj was dealing with something really serious. "A golf-ball size lump was found over his left lung and doctors advised us to go in for more detailed scans.
"When he returned from England, detailed scanning, and biopsy reports indicated that the tumour is non-malignant and non-threatening and can be treated through proper medication and therapy.
"In medical terms, Yuvraj is now in a much better state and on his way to a full recovery."
Yuvraj, 29, who was named man of the tournament after helping India to victory, has opted out of the upcoming one-day series against the West Indies.