Marrying Hazel Keech will change Yuvraj's fortunes: Yograj Singh

Chandigarh: With Indian discard Yuvraj Singh engaged to model-actress Hazel Keech in Bali, his father Yograj Singh on Saturday said marrying her would will change his son's fortunes and he will return to the Indian team.

Yograj Singh

Yograj Singh

Endorsing Yuvraj's choice, Yojraj said "I was introduced to her by Yuvraj and she is a very nice girl. I am confident that marrying her will change his fortunes and he will return to the national squad. He definitely has it in him to represent India."

Yograj, often in the news for his anti-Mahendra Singh Dhoni tirade, has endorsed 28-year-old Hazel Keech as his son's would-be bride. The wedding is likely in February next year.

After his engagement to Hazel on Diwali, Yuvraj is set to get back to Ranji Trophy cricket to keep his Team India hopes alive and kicking.

Yuvraj, India's 2011 World Cup-winning hero, has been repeatedly overlooked by selectors in recent times and dad Yograj, a former India pacer, is hoping Hazel will bring luck to his son.

Punjab will play Baroda in Vadodara starting Sunday. Yuvraj will turn 34 on December 12 but has maintained his fitness to play competitive cricket.

Except for a century against Gujarat in Mohali in October, his form has been rather below-par.

Yuvraj last played a Test match in December 2012 and his last international match was a T20 against Sri Lanka in Dhaka on April 6, 2014.

Yuvraj and Hazel caught the attention of all and sundry when they walked in together at Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra's wedding reception in Delhi on November 1.

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