Cricketer Sreesanth begins new INNINGS with his life PARTNER

Former Indian pace bowler and controversial cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth tied the knot at the famous Guruvayoor Sree Krishna temple in Kerala on Thursday. He is now married to Bhuveneshwari Kumari Shikawath, a girl from Jaipur royal family and a jewellery designer by profession.

The pre-wedding ceremonies took place in a private hotel in Kochi. The wedding ceremony at 7.45 am on Thursday and was attended by Sreesanth’s and Bhuveneshwari ‘s close relatives. Sree’s father Shanthakumaran Nair, mother Savithri Devi, sisters Niveditha and Viditha, brother Deepu Shantan, his wife Kalpana, along with the cricketer’s brothers-in-law play back singer Madhu Balakrishnanan and captain Sajith were present.

Both the bride and the bridegroom along with their relatives, who stayed overnight at a hotel in Guruvayur, offered prayers at the idol standing in the entrance of the temple both before and after the wedding ceremony.

Cricketer Sreesanth begins new INNINGS with his life PARTNER

Cricketer Sreesanth begins new INNINGS with his life PARTNER

Guruvayur Devaswom Board managing committee chairman T V Chandra Mohan and other managing committee members were also present. By 8.30 am, the couple left Guruvayur for Kothamangalam, where Sreesanth’s ancestral home is situated.

The couple had been in a six-year-long relationship after they first met during an ODI match against Pakistan at Jaipur on November 18, 2007.

After his arrest May 16 and subsequent imprisonment till June 11, Sreesanth was banned from all forms of the game by the Board of Control for Cricket in India after a probe by the country’s cricket body.

Sreesanth has been charged under the draconian Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and the case has now been posted for December 18.

However, the couple has been going steady for the past few years and she stood by him in times of crisis when he was jailed following a spot-fixing scandal which took place during the last edition of the Indian Premier League.

Sreesanth is only the second Keralite to represent the country and has played in 27 Tests (87 wickets), 53 ODIs (75 wickets) and 10 T20s (seven wickets).

Image courtesy: Deccan chronicle

Sharanya Bharathwaj