Stuart Broad to dance at Yuvraj-Hazel's wedding? That's what Barmy Army wants

Updated: Nov 30, 2016, 12:51 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Believe it or not! Some English cricket fans in India to support their team want to see pacer Stuart Broad dance with India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and his bride Hazel Keech at their pre-wedding functions

Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech at a wedding reception earlier this year.
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech at a wedding reception earlier this year. File Pic

Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh will tie the knot with his fiancee and Bollywood actress Hazel Keech on November 30.

The wedding is to take place in Yuvraj's hometown — Chandigarh. According to reports in the media, players of both the Indian and England cricket teams, which are currently playing their 3rd Test match at Mohali are likely to attend the reception if the match ends on the fourth day — November 29. But, if the match on November 30, then Yuvi will throw a special dinner for the cricketers that night.

The wedding is expected to see a host of Bollywood celebs and will include Yuvi's close friends, family and colleagues from the Indian cricket team. According to the star cricketer's dad, Yograj Singh, "We are holding the sangeet, mehendi and reception on the same day, followed by a gurudwara shaadi, after which we will take Hazel for 'darshan' of our guru Baba Deep Singh Ji."

Well, the Barmy Army, which is in town to support the English cricket team has a unique wish for Yuvraj's wedding. They want to see England pacer Stuart Broad dance in pre-marriage event along with Yuvi and his bride Hazel.

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad

Yuvraj and Broad have a unique bond. On September 19, 2007, Yuvi, then India's lynchpin etched his name into the cricket record books by hitting six consecutive sixes off Broad at Kingsmead during the India-England match of the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa.

On getting to know that the 34-year-old Indian all-rounder was getting married, some of the English supporters expressed their desire to savour the opportunity of witnessing this "big fat Punjabi wedding", and suggested that Broad joining the festivities would add to the festivities.

"We had heard about the food, the drinks, Punjab music and we are having a ball here," Andy Thompson, a member of the travelling 'Barmy Army' told Hindustan Times. Speaking for his entire 'troop, Andy told the daily, "Oh, we all loved the way Yuvraj batted and who can forget those six sixes he hit off our lad Stuart Broad in World T-20 (2007). Congratulations to Yuvi and his bride but how we wish he had given us invites as well. Maybe, he has sent us and they are still in the mail box! We won’t be getting access to the wedding celebrations but I guess the England team might go to the pre-wedding function as the teams are staying in the same hotel. It would be exciting to see Stuart dancing with Yuvi and his wife in that function."

Well, we don't know about Yuvraj or Hazel or even Broad, but we agree with the 'Barmy Army'. It would indeed be fun to see Broad shake a leg and it would be 'sone pe suhaga' if Yuvraj and Broad dance together. What say guys!


The calendar

29 Nov: Sangeet, mehendi and reception

30 Nov: Gurudwara shaadi; darshan of guru Baba Deep Singh

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