Meerut: Indian speedster Bhuvneshwar Kumar tied the knot with Nupur Nagar on Thursday. The 27-year-old had announced the wedding date after the conclusion of 1st Test between India and Sri Lanka in Kolkata in a video shared by teammate Shikhar Dhawan. The marriage took place in Bhuvneshwar’s home town Meerut.
Bhuvneshwar got engaged to Nupur in Greater Noida in a ceremony which was attended by close friends and family.
“Members of Team India won’t be able to attend the wedding on 23rd but we have arranged a reception in Delhi (Hotel Taj) in the first week of December and both teams-India and Sri Lanka-are invited,” Bhuvi’s father, Kiran Pal Singh said.
After ending the first Test in a hard-fought draw, Virat Kohli and co will travel to Nagpur, as they get ready to face the Lankans in the second Test, starting on Friday.
Meanwhile, BCCI had announced the withdrawal of Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar from the remainder of the Test series against Sri Lanka on Monday night. With Murali Vijay already in the squad, the selectors did not have to name a replacement for Dhawan, but in place of Bhuvneshwar, Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar received his maiden call-up.