New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh hit his first century (150 runs off 127 balls) since 2011 and forged a 256-run partnership with former captain M S Dhoni to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series against England in Cuttack on January 19.
Now, as the world lauds the southpaw’s brilliant knock, it is a note from the 35-year-old sportstar’s wife of two months, actor-model Hazel Keech, that’s winning several hearts on social media.
“Fierce’ should be his middle name,” says Hazel in an Instagram post shared. Her heartwarming note about her husband’s century against England and fight against cancer has since received almost 20,000 ‘likes’ and hundreds of comments on the photo sharing site.
“150 runs from 127 balls, Man of the Match, India won 2-0 against England in ODIs. Not forgetting coming back from CANCER, getting his health and fitness back post chemo therapy and finally being in the ODI team after all of that. Throw in a wedding somewhere,” she says on Instagram, adding that this is what perseverance looks like.
Yuvraj and Hazel tied the knot at gurudwara in Chandigarh on November 30, followed by a second ceremony according to Hindu traditions in Goa on December 2.
Several celebrities have also praised Yuvraj for his stellar performance in the match. Bollywood biggie Amitabh Bachchan, cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh, and actors Riteish Deshmukh and Varun Dhawan were among those who tweeted about Yuvi and Dhoni.