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Ashwin ties the knot in low-key ceremony

November 13, 2011 15:59 IST

India's newest spin sensation R Ashwin, on Sunday, tied the knot with his childhood friend Preethi Narayanan in a low-key wedding ceremony attended by only family members and close friends, in Chennai.

The off-spinner, who made his debut in the first Test against the West Indies in Delhi, will fly to Kolkata for the second match starting tomorrow after an impressive nine-wicket haul in the earlier game.

R Ashwin with wife PreethiHis nine-wicket haul in Delhi included six in the second innings of a match which India won more than a day to spare.

The performance got him the selector's nod for the second Test as well.

Ashwin will leave for Kolkata this evening with his wife and a party has been arranged there for his Indian team-mates, according to family sources.

The wedding reception of the couple was held last evening chief selector K Srikkanth were among those who attended the function.

The marriage was solemnised this morning according to Hindu customs.

The 25-year-old Ashwin made his ODI and Twenty20 debuts last year, after being a strike bowler for IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.

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