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 only by family members and close friends here.

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

His 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.

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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