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Yuvraj Singh:The man of many comebacks

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Yuvraj Singh is on the brink of yet another comeback as he returns to the Indian team for the ODI series against Australia to be played at home. This was inevitable after a series of good scores for India ‘A’ and also captaining India Blue to victory in the recently concluded Challenger Trophy. There could be no better team than Australia for him to make his comeback, since this is the team against which he made his dream debut back in 1999. Besides, every Indian remembers the last time he played Australia at the 2011 World Cup quarter final, where he guided his team to a nail biting victory. The memory of him getting down on his knees to celebrate the win after hitting the winning runs is unlikely to be forgotten in a long time.

Since losing his place in the Indian side, after making his well documented comeback from cancer, it would have been very easy for him to give up, with the selectors also concentrating on youth. But Yuvi is not one to throw in the towel so easily. Behind this latest comeback is a story of toil and undying commitment to the game, which saw him fly to Paris, France to undergo a strenuous training program along with his good friend, Zaheer Khan so as to be able to push for a return to the team. The six week stint was more oriented towards building up endurance and physical strength , but at the same time also working on his cricketing skills. To show how committed he was to the cause, he even requested his mother not to come there as she would pamper him with her food and distract him from his training regime.

With Dinesh Karthik not able to cement his place in the side at no.4 after being given numerous opportunities, it was only a matter of time before he got back into the side based on his recent good performances. Now with a completely fit and raring to go Yuvi back against the Aussies, the Indian side looks like a stronger unit as he provides that all round ability which is essential to any team. A strong performance with bat and ball in the upcoming series could see him take a huge step towards playing another World Cup in 2015 and also pushing for a place in the Test team, which he has always stated is his ultimate goal.

This latest comeback of his would go a long way in silencing the critics who had said his place in the team was given to him on grounds of sympathy and past performances after his cancer comeback. At the same time, it can also be looked at as a last chance to deliver the goods or lose his place to youngsters in the run up to the World Cup. His role in this relatively young and inexperienced team could yet prove to be vital as he could play a guiding role to the youngsters. He also offers Dhoni the option of playing the extra batsman as he is capable of getting through his quota of overs, especially in Indian conditions.

Yuvi’s story is the stuff of legends which should be looked at as an inspiration for not only sports persons but all human beings. From not being able to even hold a cricket bat during chemotherapy to returning to the highest level of international cricket, all this within the span of a year. A journey of falling from the highest of highs, after a Man of the Tournament performance in the World Cup to the lowest of lows, being diagnosed with cancer soon after and then having the strength and courage to rise from the ashes and make a fairytale comeback. The moral being that there is always hope as long as you have the self belief and the passion to return to normal life, to return to what you love doing. As the man himself said, “Cancer is like a yorker, you have to hit it for a six” and that is exactly what he has done. We are all looking forward to seeing the Yuvi of old times in the upcoming series, smashing the Aussies to all parts of the ground and then going on to write another chapter in his already illustrious career.

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Celebrate Yuvraj’s 31st birthday with us!

Show us your creative side and join us in sharing your love for our cricket superstar. All you have to do is click and send us pictures showcasing “31” for Yuvi’s Birthday! 1 winning picture will be printed and signed by the man himself before being returned to you. The winner will also receive a signed Yuvraj Singh cricket bat! Check out our contest page to submit your pictures.

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Celebrate Yuvi’s 31st with us!

Guidelines:
-Take a photo with the number “31” in it on your mobile – get creative, be
original, be arty, be different.
- Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 19th December, 2012
- Original images only.
- Multiple entries accepted.

Shop.Play.Celebrate – Festive Offers at www.Sports365.in!

The Sports365 team wishes you a very Happy Diwali! Celebrate the festival of lights with the exclusive Diwali sale and discount offers. This festive season presents a great opportunity to give gifts and in the same light we have a number of amazing festival offers lined up.  Over the next six weeks we have some exciting offers to bring in the New Year with a bang!

Meet the Stars

Our most exciting offer is the Meet the Stars contest. We are giving you a chance to meet our brand ambassadors! They include accomplished celebrities from the sports and fitness fields like Yuvraj Singh, Mahesh Bhupathi, Dipika Pallikal, Lara Dutta and Panjak Advani.  All you have to do is shop with us, and you will be eligible to participate in the lucky draw which determines the lucky winner! The winner will be announced on 10 January. This offer is valid from 10 November till 1 January. So, if you are looking for a great way to start the New Year, shop with us today!

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Cash Back offer

We give you another reason to celebrate this festive season. www.sports365.in  has an irresistible Cash Back offer from 10 November to 7 January. Avail up to 21% cash back on purchases made from our online sports shop. The cash back amount will vary based on purchase value. A couple of things to keep in mind about this offer are that, the cash back offer cannot be clubbed with any other discount voucher and the cash back will be calculated on the final amount paid by you.

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Gift Cards

There is a lot of gift giving at this time of the year, and it is possible to run out of gift ideas! We make your work a little easier by introducing five awesome gift cards, and it gets better, we add 10% from our side! Sports and fitness merchandise make great gifts. So if you can’t think of a suitable gift to get your loved ones, let them choose something themselves. Now, the perfect gift is just a click away.

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That’s not all, apart from the festival offers we also have other exciting deals happening every week! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for contests part of which you can win cool goodies from www.sports365.in . We also have an exciting range of new brands that are going to be introduced to give you top quality products for every sports and fitness need. Some of them are Wildcraft, Vivobarefoot and Camelbak.

Weekly sale

Every Monday a few select products will be up for sale at amazing discounts. So don’t miss out on this opportunity to buy sports and fitness merchandise at great prices only from www.sports365.in !

Weekly auction

Every week we will be auctioning one product on our online sports shop. Here is your chance to bid for top quality sports and fitness merchandise. The product will be bid at the base price and you can bid in multiples of ten.  The highest bidder will win the product on auction.

What are you waiting for? Make this festive season a lot more exciting with great deals like our Diwali discount! Visit our online sports shop and don’t miss out on these incredible festive offers.