He is remembered as an aggressive player on the cricket field, a charmer off it and a person whose story inspires us all.
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh‘s journey, his successful battle against cancer has been captured in a three-part series Zindagi Abhi Baaki Hai to be aired on national television. His foundation has joined hands with Colors to film a documentary on his fight against cancer.
The show will also be simulcast on MTV India.
Though Yuvraj was initially reluctant to air the time he spent at the hospital, the cause for the documentary made him change his mind.
“Initially, we were just filming how I felt during that phase. I believe it is a great way to spread awareness about the disease and motivate people to battle it. It’s a great thought and way of expression,” Yuvraj told cricketcountry.
In Zindagi Abhi Baaki Hai, Yuvraj will narrate his experience with cancer.
The show reveals his story from the first moment of shock on finding out that he has a rare form of cancer earlier this year, to his absolute grit and determination as he emerged a winner.
“Each part of the (three-part) series has its own meaning. I have shot whatever I could. In that stage whatever I have gone through in the past six to seven months, it’s going to show the highs and lows,” Yuvraj told reporters.
Describing the clips that were shot during his battle with a rare form of germ cell cancer in the US, Yuvraj told IANS, “We were just filming my moods — how I was feeling. When I grow old, I can actually see what happened to my life.”
All proceeds of the show will go to Yuvraj’s YOUWECAN Foundation, that works towards cancer awareness.
Besides focusing on the cricketer’s struggle, the documentary will also feature inspirational stories of other cancer patients. In an interview to Hindustan Times, Yuvraj says, “…the rich don’t talk about it (cancer) when it happens to them, while the poor don’t even realise when they are ill. I want to tell people not to be scared of cancer.
Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors, believes Yuvraj’s success story needs to reach people. “I’m personally a huge fan of Yuvraj. He is an inspiration for the youngsters. Many people want to hide if they have cancer as they feel it’s a sort of a taboo. Yuvraj is a national icon who went public about it. This story must be told, which is an inspiration and hope for everyone,” Nayak told IANS.
The channel is yet to decide a date for airing the series.