Ups and downs are a part of our lives. Just like us, cricketers also share their own highs and lows. In the cricket world, there have been a few cricketers who suffered life-threatening health conditions.
Here, we bring you a list of 5 cricketers who battled with cancer. Have a look:
1. Yuvraj Singh:
India’s World Cup hero, Yuvraj Singh suffered the darkest phase in his life when he was diagnosed with lung cancer in the year 2012. Yuvraj Singh is known for his heroics in World Cup 2011, he fought through India’s triumphant with lung issues. Yuvi had a tumor in the lungs but fortunately, it was in the primary stage.
After diagnoses, Yuvraj Singh went to the USA for his extensive treatment of chemotherapy and later made a stunning comeback in international cricket after getting cancer-free.
2. Michael Clarke:
Michael Clarke, the Australian superstar was at the peak of his career during the year 2006, when two dark patches appeared on his face. He was later diagnosed with ‘Melanoma’ or skin cancer.
For treatment, Michael Clarke took a long break from cricket. However, he, later on, made a successful comeback to international cricket. He even went on to lead the Australian cricket team as the skipper during their 5th World Cup victory in 2015.
3. Matthew Wade:
Matthew Wade, the Australian wicketkeeper-batsman was only 16-year-old when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Matthew Wade was hit on groin when he was playing football for his stateside. Fortunately, he sensed something wasn’t right and he consulted the doctor. Later, he was diagnosed with the cancer.A
After two years of treatment, Matthew Wade took to cricket as his professional career and is now a regular in Australia’s test scene.
4. Geoffrey Boycott:
Geoffrey is regarded as the ‘father figure’ in English cricket. It was in the year 2002 when he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 62. It happened due to a lump in his neck and he went on to start his ‘A Feng Shui’ during his extensive radiation treatment.
5. Robin Jackman:
Robin Jackman, the former English cricketer, who has been a broadcaster for ages. He was diagnosed with cancer in his vocal cords. After going through 7 weeks of radiotherapy in the UK, he made a comeback to cricket broadcasting in 2012.