Chennai: India's latest bowling hero Ravichandran Ashwin is all set to marry childhood friend Preethi Narayanan Sunday, his family confirmed. Ashwin and Preethi were engaged earlier this year.
Ashwin's father Ravichandran, while reluctant to divulge details, said the marriage, scheduled a day ahead of the second India-West Indies cricket Test in Kolkata, would be restricted to the two families and close friends.
Off-spinner Ashwin took nine wickets in his debut Test match that India won against the West Indies in New Delhi Wednesday. His performance won him the man of the match award.
The 25-year old, who made ODI and T20 debuts last year, has gained in status in the past couple of seasons during which he also played a key role in the Chennai Super Kings winning back-to-back titles in the Indian Premier League.