Laxmipathy Balaji was once a very important member of Indian cricket team. With his brilliant fast bowling skills and smiling face, Balaji earned many fans in India. For a long period of time, he was a permanent member of India’s playing XI, but due to injuries and changing nature of the game, Balaji was dropped from the side and he struggled to make a comeback after that.
However, this post isn’t about Balaji’s achievements on the field. On the contrary, it is about his achievement off it. And, one of the biggest achievements of Balaji’s life is getting married to the love of his life Priya Thalur.
Balaji has always maintained a very secret private life and this is the biggest reasons why the news of his love affair and marriage made as much noise as other cricketers. But, for those who don’t know, Balaji feel in love with a very successful South Indian model Priya Thalur and later, got married to her after 4 years.
1) Love at first sight
Laxmipathy Balaji revealed in an interview that he was bowled over by Priya’s stunning looks and easy nature in the first meeting itself.
2) How did they meet?
It was reported that Balaji met Priya at a party which was organised by his friend. Initially, it wasn’t an easy going for the former Indian fast bowler, but being a fighter he is, he didn’t give up and somehow managed to catch her attention, which he has till now and at least for this lifetime.
3) Priya used to go to stadiums to support her boy during the Indian Premier League
Balaji played many seasons of IPL before announcing his retirement from professional cricket. Priya used to come to stadium to support Balaji and his team.
4) Balaji and Priya got married in 2013
After spending 4 beautiful years together and knowing each other properly, the beautiful couple got married in 2013. It wasn’t a grand affair like other cricketers’ wedding, but close friends attended the event and some pictures were released on the internet and social networking websites for the fans.