Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has revealed the name of his son, who was born in January this year. Sharing a post on social media on the occasion of Father’s Day on Sunday (June 19), the 40-year-old wrote:
“Welcome to the world Orion Keech Singh.”
Along with the post, the retired cricketer also shared two heart-warming pictures with his wife Hazel Keech and son.
On January 25, Yuvraj had taken to social media to confirm that he had become a father. He, however, did not share a picture of the newborn, requesting for privacy.
On Sunday, he finally gave his fans and well-wishers a first glimpse of the baby while also announcing his name. While uploading the post, Yuvraj also shared an emotional caption and wrote:
“Welcome to the world Orion Keech Singh ❤️. Mummy and Daddy love their little “puttar”. Your eyes twinkle with every smile just as your name is written amongst the stars ✨ #HappyFathersDay @hazelkeech.”
Revealing the reason behind naming his son Orion, the former left-handed batter told the Hindustan Times in an interview:
“Orion is a star constellation and for parents, your kid is your star. When Hazel was pregnant, and sleeping in the hospital, I was watching some episodes where the name came to me and Hazel took an instant liking to it.”
“I wanted Hazel’s last name also to come in the baby’s name, so that’s how it came about.”
Yuvraj and Hazel tied the knot in November 2016 in a traditional Sikh marriage ceremony in the presence of family and friends.
“Happy first Father’s Day to you” – Hazel Keech shares cute message for Yuvraj Singh
The former cricketer’s wife also took to social media to wish her hubby a happy Father’s Day. Sharing an adorable picture of Yuvraj with their son, she wrote:
“Happy first Fathers Day to you @yuvisofficial. You’ve dreamt of this day since before we even met, now here you are, a burping, bottle feeding, nappy-changing, rocking-baby-to-sleep Papa with all the sleep deprivation and vomit that comes along with the giggles, smiles and joy.
“You’re a great hands-on dad and I’m proud of the effort you make, always trying your best.”
A white-ball legend, Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India from 2000 to 2017. He was a key member of Team India’s World Cup wins in 2007 (T20) and 2011 (50 overs).