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Nothing but arranged marriage for Yuvraj Singh

If it ever comes to choosing the favourite theme song to be played when he walks to the batting crease, Yuvraj Singh would probably pick the mid-ninties hit single 'Arranged Marriage' by Apache Indian.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2003 12:53 IST

If it ever comes to choosing the favourite theme song to be played when he walks to the batting crease, Yuvraj Singh would probably pick the mid-ninties hit single 'Arranged Marriage' by Apache Indian.

Not that the dashing middle-order batsman has a particular liking for the Indi-pop music but his mother - and chaperon - Shabnum Singh would have gone all the way to make sure her son remained focussed on cricket.

For, while India's new found batting sensation was trying his best extricate India from the jaws of defeat against Australia in the World Cup final in Johannesburg yesterday, Shabnum was warning South African girls to leave her son alone.

Shabnum Singh, who has been in South Africa following the Indian team for the past two weeks, said in an interview with a local newspaper that her son was "too young" to think about anything else but his cricketing career. More

"The girl he will marry will be my choice," she said emphatically.

"The girls in India like him a lot. He's usually mobbed wherever he goes, and I've noticed that he is very popular with South African Indian girls too.

"They all want his autograph and to take a photograph with him. But my son has no romantic interests."

She was very proud of Yuvraj representing India and would always want him to play for the country.

"Yuvraj really likes South Africa. The hospitality and people have been wonderful. But he has no plans to buy property or settle here.

"He's still too young, and he's still playing for his country."

First Published: Mar 24, 2003 12:53 IST