The Hazel-Yuvi love story didn’t bloom easily like most of the love stories. Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has a different tale to tell. Yuvi confessed in the Kapil Sharma show that Hazel was indeed a tough girl to get. Comedian Kapil asked two about their first experience and asked how their love story kick-started.
The cricketer then went on to narrate the whole story and took everyone by surprise when he opened up that Hazel initially wasn’t really impressed with him at all and it took the star cricketer over three tiring years to finally get the ‘yes’ answer from her mouth.
Yuvraj says that he invited her for a coffee date and the actress couldn’t say no to him. But she politely switched her phone off, citing that she isn’t interested. Fortunately, sometime later Yuvi came across her Facebook profile and saw one of his friends happens to be their mutual friend (wow, unbelievable).
“I first met Hazel in 2011 at a friend’s birthday and what caught my attention was her delightful smile. As it happens, she wasn’t smiling at me.
But I did catch her attention later that evening; I even complimented her work in the film, Bodyguard,” Singh recalls. As he was pleased that their chat had gone well, he took another step by reaching out to her through their common friend and then what happened next was something out of the box.
“I must have asked her out for coffee seven to eight times, but she kept ignoring the topic! I have been shot down earlier but to be refused so many times was something else – she left me bewildered. I guessed she was dating someone else and decided to move on,” he recalls.
Three years later, Keech passed into his life again. “In 2014, I saw her on my friend Angad Bedi’s Facebook friend list. Surprised that she had become friends with him after just a brief introduction, I told Angad to stay away from her because I liked her. I then sent her a request but she accepted it only after three months.”
“We became friends after knowing each other for three years and three months, and I told her that I had earned a date with her after all these years. This time, she agreed.”
Getting Keech to say yes to coffee was just the start of the tale and Singh devoted some good time on ‘research’ in order to attract her. “I got to know about her work; that she had starred in the Harry Potter films and in the musical, Bombay Dreams. In fact, she was glad to hear that the latter was one of my favourites.”
Yuvraj also clarified that it was not love at first sight for him too. “I don’t believe in it. Love, at first sight, happens when you are 16 or 17 years old,” reveals Yuvraj Singh. Surprisingly, he also says that he was extremely nervous before proposing to Keech last November in Bali. “I really don’t think I am good at romance, so I was understandably nervous,” he confesses.