The 29-year-old left-handed batsman withdrew from the imminent ODI series against the West Indies after revealing that he is being treated for a tumour in his left lung.
After his mother made the revelation in a formal statement on Saturday, Yuvraj tweeted that he would be returning faster rather than later.
“Overwhelmed with ur love n support. I am absolutely fine, just need to get match fitness and training will be back soon,” he tweeted.
“The initial reports suggested that Yuvraj had what in medical terms, is called an abnormal tumour called lymphoma over his left lung. The danger was, we were told, that it could be malignant,” Shabnam had stated.
“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’s mother Shabnam said in a statement.
Shabnam further said that Yuvraj did not want to hustle his return to the side and that’s why he informed BCCI about his unavailability for the West Indies series.