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Yuvraj nears full fitness, set to play again soon

NEW DELHI: Here’s some good news forYuvraj Singh fans. The 2011 World Cup’s ‘player of the tournament’ is likely to return to the cricket field very soon as the latest CT scan of his chest has revealed that the ‘scarring tissue’ close to his lungs is almost gone.

According to sources close to the cricketer, the scan report came on Monday morning and the entire family is elated with the news.

The last CT scan on Yuvraj was conducted by Dr Ion Horn three months ago in the US and the recent scan shows considerable improvement.

Yuvraj spent around five days at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore last week, where his fitness was assessed by the medical team of the cricket board. He is expected to rejoin the NCA for more fitness drills.

Most importantly, he has already started batting and even took part in a four-an-over match against Ishant Sharma, who is also going through fitness drills at the NCA after his ankle surgery.

Sources said that Yuvraj batted and bowled in this short match and even smashed seven sixes against Ishant’s bowling. “This was the first match Yuvraj was playing after his treatment. He is feeling better now and will be fit to play for India soon,” sources said.

It was also revealed that Yuvraj has been regular with his yoga sessions and is also working hard at the gym. “He is nearing full fitness and should be ready for the grind in a month’s time,” the source said.

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