Yuvraj Singh Timeline for the Sequence of Events April 2011: ICC Cricket World Cup Final, April 2. India wins against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
May 2011: Yuvraj’s chest X-rayed in the last week of May. Yuvraj Singh advised further testing. FNAC test carried out. A tumor is found in the cavity between the lungs. It is possible that the tumor might be malignant.
July–August 2011: Travels to England with the Indian team for a four-Test tour. During the second Test at Nottingham, fractures his finger and is ruled out for the series. Returns to India in the first week of August 2011. August–September 2011: Alternative therapy for tumor undertaken in Jatin Chaudhry’s care.
October 2011: Confusion over the exact nature of the tumor. A biopsy report conducted in end-October suggests that this could be a rarest of rare germ cell tumor called a seminoma. Unconfirmed.
November 2011: India play West Indies at home, Yuvraj plays two Tests and is dropped from the third and final Test.
December 2011: Yuvraj trains at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Bangalore to be ready for the ODI series in Australia.
January 2012: Scans in Bangalore and an oncologist in Delhi confirm that Yuvraj has mediastinal seminoma, a germ cell cancer. Yuvraj pulls out of ODI matches in Australia. Meets Dr. Peter Harper in London in the third week of January and is advised immediate chemotherapy. Travels to Indianapolis to begin his treatment under Dr. Lawrence Einhorn at
the IU Simon Cancer Centre, at the University of Indiana. Therapy begins on January 25.
March 2012: Chemotherapy ends on March 18.
April 2012: Arrives back in India on April 9.
May 2012: Begins training on May 20 at the NCA, Bangalore, in order to return to the game July 2012: Yuvraj launches cancer charity YOUWECAN.
August 2012: It is named in the India T20 squad to play against New Zealand at home and the World T20 tournament in Sri Lanka.
September 2012: Plays his first match for India after his recovery from cancer on
September 11 versus New Zealand in Chennai.