Varun Chakaravarthy, our star spinner at the 2020 Indian Premier League, tied the knot on Friday (December 11), marrying his long-time girlfriend Neha Khedekar in a ceremony held in Chennai.
The duo, who 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.
The duo even had a fun cricket twist to their wedding, where Varun was seen bowling a couple of under-arm deliveries to Neha, while friends and family cheered them on. Safe to say, Neha dealt his ‘mystery deliveries’ with great confidence.
After a fantastic stint in the IPL, where he bagged 17 wickets in 13 matches – including a spell of 5/20 vs Delhi Capitals, the best bowling figures by any bowler in the tournament – Varun was picked to play for India in the T20 International series in Australia. But an unfortunate injury to his right shoulder ruled him out of the tour, and he returned to India from the UAE.
We wish Varun and Neha a very happy married life, and may this partnership go on forever.