India’s newest spin sensation R. Ashwin, 25 tied the knot with his childhood friend Preethi Narayanan in Chennai on Sunday. The traditional wedding was a low-key affair attended only by family members and close friends after which more friends and family blessed the newly-weds at a simple reception.
The 25 year old off-spinner, who made his debut in the first Test against the West Indies in Delhi flew to Kolkata immediately after his wedding reception, with his newly-wedded wife, for the second match starting on Monday.
This is not the first instance of a busy cricketer playing just after tying the knot. Recently, Gautam Gambhir got married a week before the start of the opening Test at Ferozshah Kotla in New Delhi. Much before this, Bradman did something similar in 1932. Sir Don and Jessie Bradman were married in St Paul’s Church in Sydney on April 30, 1932. Their honeymoon was unusual with his wife accompanying her husband on a Goodwill Tour to the US and Canada.