Kolkata Knight Riders star spinner Varun Chakravarthy married his long-time girlfriend Neha Khedekar in a ceremony held in Chennai on Friday.
Chakravarthy, who missed the tour of Australia for the T20I series after sustaining an injury, even played cricket with his new wife, Neha Khedekar on stage in a video posted by his IPL franchise on Instagram.
“Big congratulations to @chakaravarthyvarun and @neha.khedekar from the Knight Riders Family as they begin their journey as husband and wife,” KKR wrote on Instagram.
“Chakravarthy and Khedekar were originally scheduled to get married earlier this year before the Coronavirus pandemic forced them to postpone the ceremonies, were staying in different cities at the time when the nation-wide lockdown was announced.
“While Varun was stuck in Chennai, with his area marked a containment zone around May-June, Neha spent the lockdown in Mumbai,” KKR said in a statement.
After a fantastic performance in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), where he picked 17 wickets in 13 games which also includes a spell of 5/20 against Delhi Capitals, the best bowling figures by any bowler in the tournament – Varun was named in the T20I Squad for the tour of Australia. But an unfortunate injury to his right shoulder ruled him out of the tour, and he returned to India from the UAE.
The Tamil Nadu spinner was bought by Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2020 for a whopping price of Rs 8.4 crore but an injury hampered his campaign as he was ruled out after just 1 match. However, Varun kept putting in the hard yards and he was rewarded for it with a Rs 4 crore contract with KKR for IPL 2020.