Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh and actress-wife Hazel Keech welcomed their first child, a baby boy on Tuesday. The couple shared the good news on their respective Instagram handles.

Both Yuvi and Hazel wrote that they are elated and requested privacy at the precious moment. “To all our fans, family and friends, we are elated to share that God blessed us with a baby boy. We thank God for this blessing and wish you to respect our privacy as we welcome the little one into the world, Love Hazel and Yuvraj,” their joint statement read.

Both Yuvi and Hazel's comment sections were quickly filled with congratulatory messages for the couple and the newborn.

Preity Zinta, co-owner of IPL team Kings XI Punjab for which Yuvi played in the domestic league, wrote, "Congrats Yuvi and Hazel. Sooo Happy for u guys" and added four red hearts emojis.

Richa Chadha wrote in comments section in Hazel's post, "OMG congratulations (three red heart emojis)".

Neha Dhupia wrote, "Congratulations mummy n daddy" and tagged both of them under Yuvraj's post.

Director Abhishek Kapoor commented, "Congratulations! To u and hazel brother (cake, champagne and red heart emojis)", while Bipasha Basu and Raveena Tandon also congratulated the couple under the cricketer's post.

Not only celebrities, common netizens also extended their wishes to the couple. 

Yuvraj had tied the knot with Hazel on November 30, 2016, in a traditional ceremony at the Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara, Punjab.

(Edited by Suryakant Jena)

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