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‘That day I cried like a baby not because I feared what cancer would do but because I didn’t want the disease. I wanted my life to be normal, which it could not be.’<br><br>For the first time Yuvraj Singh tells the real story behind the 2011 World Cup when on-the-field triumph hid his increasingly puzzling health problems and worrying illnesses. In his debut book <br>The test of my life, he reveals how—plagued with insomnia, coughing fits that left him vomiting blood, and an inability to eat—he made a deal with God. On the night before the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup final, Yuvraj prayed for the World Cup in return for anything God wanted. <br> <br>In this book, he lays bare his fears, doubts, and the lows he experienced during chemotherapy—when he lost his energy, his appetite, and his hair—and his battle to find the will to survive. Poignant, personal, and moving—The test of my life—is about cancer and cricket; but more importantly, it is about the human will to fight adversity and triumph despite all odds.
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Language English
Publication Date March 19, 2013
Publisher Ebury Press/Random House India
Contributor(s) Yuvraj Singh
Binding Kindle Edition
Edition 1
Page Count 232
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  1. 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
     An emotionally charged journey 28 March, 2013 On
    Starting from the cover to prologue to the very end, this book is completely charged with emotions. And to know that its a true story and not a bollywood movie just adds up to the emotions. This is NOT a cliched story of a dreamy eyed boy who always dreamt of cricket, succeeded in everything and then ends up with a deadly disease which he fights like a superman. NO. Its the story of a boy who was forced into cricket by his strict father, started finding solace in the game away from the troubled marriage of his parents. He broke into international cricket, lit up stadiums with his hitting, invited controversies with his carefree atittude, could not succeed in cricket, played a dream of a world cup, then found that he had cancer, and then he played the biggest comeback innings of his life and came back to play cricket again. Reading some parts, I could feel the chill in the spine. For example that night before WC final when he makes that deal with God and all those matches where he played with discomfort not aware of his cancer. Truely a great real life story.
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  2. 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
     this is the real test match of his life 27 April, 2014 On
    This book is filled with full of motivation and inspiration and its not only for those who are suffering from cancer but also for those who fed up with their life on fighting against failures and hurdles. so it is best book to those who want to restart or refresh their life...its not about a cricketer or for his fan , its about a man who is lke us in IQ and EQ (exceptional money )but whatever we must be grateful to our life and our goal is to live as long as we can and to fight against all hurdles that come against us...that was cleanly and well played by yuvi (yuvraj) against all the failures bowled by his life and this book really take you to imagination and trust me you will get know to what is the true meaning of failure and life is... go ahead buy it
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  3. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     A Living Inspiration for all..... 21 February, 2014 On
    This book is indeed a great inspiration to all readers.I am a huge fan of Yuvraj Singh and after reading this book my admiration towards his batting has turned into a high respect.Because the way how he overcome this disease is really appreciable.He is really a great inspiration for all of us.Yuvi has shown immense courage and self belief while fighting the biggest battle of his life.This is a story of a strong fight backer in life.Hats off to u Yuvi.A must read book :-)
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  4.  A winning brave-heart against deadly disease 30 January, 2015 On
    The author Yuvraj Singh is one of the most sought after cricketing star amongst the Indian youth. He is one player on whom the entire country relies upon when it comes to winning shots and saving the game from critical situations in International Cricket.
    When his career was at its peak, this young player was one day diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called ‘Seminoma” consisting of a tumor in between his lungs and heart. That was the day from which he fought with this fatal disease and came out victorious after a year to be back again on the cricket field, playing for his country.
    This book, which he wrote, surely brings out tears, particularly at the time when going through his tough times of chemotherapy at Indianapolis in USA. The side-effects and the pain caused while the battle between the medicine and the cancerous outgrowth is taking place inside the patient’s body, is quite excruciating. He could successfully bring in all his emotions with respect to how he was able to cope with the deadly pain….all because of his strong will and determination to go back to India and play his game, as before.
    The best part of his life is that he set up a charity organization for cancer patients, named “YOUWECAN” to help detect cancer in people living in places where there are no proper hospitals and medical facilities. Very few celebrities go to that extent of helping the poor in fighting out the deadly disease, which, he could conquer and survive.

    Pros: The author’s narration about his disease and the way he neglected it is a strong lesson to many who neglect their illness and avoid seeing a doctor, when something is really wrong with their bodies. His extremely strong will power to survive and play cricket again is the trait that every cancer affected patient should adopt in order to win over this deadly disease. The author’s concern for those who cannot afford the kind of facilities and financial power that he was bestowed upon is quite commendable. Finally, his encouraging words about the sanctity in social acceptance of cancer patients is to be well received and thanked.
    I would definitely recommend this book to all those patients who are undergoing the painful Chemotherapy, to get that additional confidence to live on….

    Cons: Having lost my brother to Seminoma twelve years ago, I still feel that cure for this disease is only for the rich and famous. Cancer deaths are just not the death of a person but a death of the entire family dependant on him. Many die because they cannot afford the kind of treatment Yuvraj could get. Many do not have access to basic pain killers. Wonder when the real affordable generic medicine for all kinds of cancer would roll out to save lakhs of cancer-affected lives of the poorer world. There was no mention of his famous girl friend and where she was during his bad days.
    The book is definitely not for those countries which do not play cricket. The actual interesting part of the book, as per me, is only from the middle, when the author actually starts describing his treatment and the aftermath. Prior to that, it was little boring!

    My favorite quote in the book:

    “Play the tournament for someone you love or respect or for someone who is special and has played a huge role in your life, Play it for someone you think you owe something to.”

    My rating is 4 out of 5
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  5. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     its a top book written by yuvraj. 5 March, 2014 On
    first story i read about that meter and the story is so courageous. yuvraj written his story on his cancer disease and he safariing the pain but he didn’t fear this. i read there interview that published in Delhi University book.i am fan of yuvraj singh an hi is my favourite sports person.
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  6. 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
     Inspirational Cricketer 19 March, 2013 On
    Yuvraj Singh has been an inspiration to one and many.
    The way he has come back from a life threatening situation to become a peak performer is really admirable
    This book would try to take us through that journey and showcase the trials and tribulations . In the end giving us too the strength to deal with whatever life throws at us
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  7. 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
     raising hopes 5 May, 2013 On
    this is not only a story of survival of a cricketer ,but also a human being.this is not just a book it is indeed ones life journey in a w raper.he is my favorite player.but beside that he is my favorite person too.reading the book i feel so much immotional.he is really inspiring.before i love him .but now i respect him too.he is my living legend.
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