Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh on Monday lamented that his son’s treatment was delayed a bit and that the dashing left-hander had not taken his advice seriously to get himself checked up two years back.

“I don’t want to blame anyone. But I feel that things could have been different today. If you recall, two years when Yuvi was playing in a T20 match at Mohali and played match-winning innings, in which after hitting a six he came running towards Suresh Raina and could be seen coughing badly,” Mr. Yograj recalled how the early signs of his son’s illness were not picked up seriously.

Struggling to hold back his tears, the former Test cricketer said he had then advised Mr. Yuvraj to get a thorough medical check up done, but he had brushed it aside saying he was not a kid and that he was alright.

“But I knew that something was wrong...six months back the doctor who saw the laboratory reports of Yuvraj had pleaded that he should be taken to the U.S. for treatment. With folded hands, the doctor said that best treatment is available in the U.S....but I don’t blame anyone,” he said speaking at his residence here.

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