Yuvraj Singh is back after a grim battle against cancer. The star India cricketer will be playing a four-day match in the Duleep Trophy semifinal here.

The 30-year-old Yuvraj says he feels really good after training for a couple of days and taking a break again.

“It is important for me to know how my body responds to the rigours of playing a four-day game since I am chasing a dream to return to the Indian Test team,” he said.

Cardio factor

“I faced a life-threatening disease. But I am now really eager to go out and play a four-day game. The biggest factor could be the cardio. My lung capacity has gone for a toss after the chemotherapy,” says Yuvraj, who had a full-length training session in the nets along with North Zone teammates on the eve of the four-day Duleep Trophy semifinal against Central Zone starting here on Monday.

Fitness regimen

“Only two days ago I jogged a full five rounds. That was a huge leap. There is no specific fitness regimen for the four-day game as such. I have been following a schedule given by the doctors,” Yuvraj said.

“If I am destined to play Test cricket again it will happen,” the star cricketer said with a big smile.

“Right now, the focus is to do well in this match. It should give me a fair hint about many aspects of my game,” he said.

Yuvraj, however, does not want to put too much pressure on himself by seeing himself as a strike bowler. “I will be happy to be the fifth bowler, who is so important even in Test cricket,” he said.

“Yes, it was a disappointing T-20 World Cup in Colombo no doubt. But, it is time to look ahead.

And it should be a great feeling when I play Test cricket again,” he signed off.

More In: SPORT | Today's Paper