Sentiments are cornering Yuvraj Singh to take limited success path and with too much expectation, we are creating unneeded stress to him.
It won’t be an International cricket contest when Indian T20 team takes on their opponent New Zealand or any other team in the T20 world cup for that matter if tomorrow’s match at Chennai also get washed out due to rain. It will be like a mass movie filled with stars and the lead character, hero, super hero is Yuvraj Singh. Stadium is the theater, where fans will droll in to witness their hero in action. All other stars in action despite being important will be pushed or made into a supportive role. It doesn’t matter how the story pans out or what the situation, all that fans will be caring about is what hero is doing now and what he is going to do next. Knowingly or unknowingly, this is the state of superstar Rajinikanth fans while watching his movie. In front of him, everything and everyone is made to look small by his fans. When Yuvraj takes the field in Indian colors in the upcoming T20 matches, he invariably makes each and every other thing look smaller than him.
For a large part of match, stadium will be seen like a stage set for Yuvraj Singh and not to a cricket contest between teams. His return is special, a extra ordinary heart touching story and inspiration for everyone. For what he went through for last year or so, this is a dream moment to him. A moment that always kept the light burning inside him in the darkest of time. This is new Yuvraj, one who knows the value of each second in a life and the opportunity that arises with it.
For India and Indian cricket team, he has already done lot of good things. Whether his second innings goes well or not, 2012 cricket world cup, 2007 T20 world cup, 2002 NatWest Series and many such moments in our memories will keep reminding about him. His battle of cancer will keep telling us to fight back at the problems that comes in our path.
But we have to keep in mind, as much we wish, Yuvraj may fail in his cricketing comeback. So much emotions from fans suggest, they want Yuvraj to succeed and script an story like Lance Armstrong. But things don’t always turn out like we wish in the life. For Yuvraj Singh, succeeding at cricket is nothing compared to what he has at stake in life. His life after cancer shouldn’t be judged on cricket field. Actually, it shouldn’t be judged on anything. He is living the life of after success. We shouldn’t force or corner him that he must do this or that. He has nothing to achieve than enjoying each and every moment.
After all, Yuvraj Singh wasn’t the first or will be the last one to survive from cancer. We know lot of army persons in our life, who without any doubt experience this battle between life and death each second for many years during their service to nation. Do we all judge them on what they do after their life of army? No. We give them respect for what they did already and we still call them “military” even into their age of 70′s.
So, let Yuvraj write his life story in his own way hereafter. Whether the story is filled with cricking moments or not, it is still a life to be respected and cherished.