India’s two-time World Cup-winning cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been awarded a doctorate degree by ITM University, Gwalior. Yuvraj got a doctorate degree in Philosophy Honoris Causa (Ph.D h.c.). The reason behind awarding the all-rounder with a doctorate is his “extraordinary sporting prowess and as a catalyst of change with great integrity and humility”.
Here’s what Yuvraj had to say about receiving the doctorate degree.
I am honoured to have been awarded this doctorate. In a way, it gives me an additional responsibility of holding the honour with great integrity and continue to live by example in everything I do.
Yuvraj started his foundation YouWeCan which helps spreading awareness about the fatal disease, cancer. Yuvraj fought with cancer and made a comeback into the Indian team after getting diagnosed.
The stylish all-rounder played in the ICC World Cup 2011 with the disease. At one point, he even vomited on the ground during a match against West Indies but refused to give up. He was awarded as the Man of the series. His story is still an inspiration for aspiring cricketers as he put his country forward ahead of him.
Yuvraj recently trained in the National Cricket Academy (NCA) along with Jasprit Bumrah, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and others. The 35-year-old has been raring to make a comeback into the Indian limited overs squad. He allegedly failed the Yo-Yo fitness test.