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Badminton player Saina Nehwal ties the knot with Parupalli Kashyap

Newly-wed badminton players Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap   | Photo Credit: Twitter, Saina Nehwal

Ace badminton player and former world No. 1 Saina Nehwal married fellow badminton player and Arjuna awardee Parupalli Kashyap on Friday in Hyderabad.

The players took to social media sites Instagram and Twitter to announce the news.

"Best match of my life," wrote Ms. Nehwal on Twitter, sharing photos of the duo in wedding finery. The two had been sharing several photographs on Instagram in which they were seen handing over invitation cards to various sportspersons and dignitaries, including actor Chiranjeevi, Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan and coach Pullela Gopichand.

“Saina got married as per court rules today at about 11.30 a.m.,” her father Harvir Singh told PTI.

The wedding took place at Saina’s residence in Orion villas at Raidurgam in Cyberabad.

“It was a small gathering of about 40 guests, including relatives of the Saina and Kashyap’s families. It was a very simple ceremony and December 16th will be the reception,” Singh said.

While Saina wore a powder blue lehenga and minimal makeup and jewellery, Kashyap was dressed in a pink kurta and white pyjamas.

Saina and Kashyap, who met at Pullela Gopichand’s academy, were in a relationship for quite some time now. But the couple never came out in the open regarding their relation.

Saina had confirmed the news of their wedding in October but the hectic international badminton schedule kept them busy.


(With inputs from PTI)

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