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Just In: Suresh Raina Tied The Knot With Childhood Sweetheart Priyanka Chaudhary in Delhi

Divya Bhasin, 04 Apr 2015

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Indian cricket all-rounder Suresh Raina married Priyanka at The Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi on Friday. Priyanka Chaudhary, who just turned Priyanka “Raina” works as an engineer in the Netherlands.

Raina flew back to Delhi from Chennai, where he was training for the upcoming IPL series at around 6 PM on Friday to tie the knot with his fiancé Priyanka. They got married in a private function attended by family and close friends. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was also invited, couldn’t attend the function, but has already sent his best wishes to the couple.

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Fellow cricketers of the Indian team like ‘M.S Dhoni’, ICC Chairman ‘N. Srinivasan’, Irfan Pathan and West-Indies player & Suresh’s Chennai teammate ‘Dwayne Bravo’ also attended this high-profile wedding.

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh ‘Akhilesh Yadav’, Congress Member of Parliament ‘Jyotiraditya Scindia’ and Bollywood star ‘Anupam Kher’, Arjun RampalAnushka Sharma accompanied boyfriend Virat Kohli for Suresh and Priyanka’s Big Day.

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The report says, the couple wore Sabyasachi outfits for the wedding function.

The honeymoon of this newlywed couple will be postponed to next month as Raina will play the first IPL of this season on April 9 and has a very busy schedule. There are also reports that the couple, Suresh & Priyanka are planning to go to Milan in May end for their honeymoon.

According to the media reports, both families have been very close for a long time and Priyanka’s father was also Raina’s sports teacher in Ghaziabad, early in his sports career. Priyanka has done engineering from Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology (KIET) Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, and then moved to the Netherlands for work.

The venue has been profligately decorated with flowers & lights, and the food is prepared by Lucknow’s Tundey Kebab.

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Look what Suresh has to say about Priyanka and their marriage:

Raina, once in an interview with ‘The Times of India’ revealed, “The best thing is that the match has been decided by my mom,” and added about the venue of his wedding: “We chose Delhi for the wedding venue as I have lots of friends here. Virat (Kohli), Shikhar (Dhawan), Ishant (Sharma) aur meri UP ki team ke bahut saare players hain, jo sab aa rahe hain. (Many of my teammates from the UP team are coming).”

IBN reported Raina as saying: “I have known Priyanka for long, but in the middle, I didn’t have time to be in touch with her. I remember meeting her at the airport for five minutes in 2008. She was flying back to Holland (where she currently works) and I was going to Bangalore for an IPL game, and we met at the Delhi airport for just five minutes. Usse pehle main usse bachpan mein mila tha (before that we met during our childhood).”

 “She doesn’t know much about cricket. She is a great soccer fan. She is a huge fan of Messi and Robin van Persie. She loves me for what I am and not because I am a cricketer. She is a very nice girl and I love her,” Suresh in an interview with IBN.

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