Several Indian cricketers are building partnerships of the "permanent" kind. After Cheteshwar Pujara and Yusuf Pathan got married to their respective fiancées, it was Tamil Nadu speedster Lakshmipathy Balaji's turn to exchange rings this week.
The 31-year-old former Indian pacer got engaged to Chennai-based model Priya Thalur - spotted regularly at IPL matches and parties - on Monday. Like most celebrities in love, Balaji has always considered Thalur as his "good friend" and now it's official.
Coming as it does just days before the Indian Premier League, Balaji will need plenty of lady luck for Kolkata Knight Riders.