Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla tied the knot with long-time friend Anubhuti Chauhan at a grand ceremony Moradabad on Friday.
Piyush and Anubhuti, who happen to be neighbours, got married in the presence of close family members and friends, including the cricketer's Uttar Pradesh teammates.
Anubhuti, an MBA, is the daughter of Dr Ameer Singh Chauhan, who is posted as the Chief Medical Officer in Meerut.
"My son and Anubhuti are well known to each other for last many years. Anubhuti is very familiar and the relationship has now been changed from friendship to life partners," said Piyush's father Pramod Kumar Chawla.
The wedding was attended by Piyush's UP teammates, including pacer Irfan Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Gyanendra Pandey among others.
However, former Test captain and local MP Mohammad Azaharuddin, who was invited as special guest, did not attend the ceremony.
Piyush played three Tests and 25 one-dayers for India. He has seven wickets in the five-day format and 32 in ODIs.
Image: Piyush Chawla
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