Mumbai: Indian Pacer Dhawal Kulkarni tied the nuptial knot with Shradha Kharpude, a fashion co-ordinator, in a private ceremony on Thursday. The couple had met four years ago through a common friend.
The marriage ceremony was attended by the couple's family members and close friends. Kulkarni and Shradha were dressed in Maharashtrian traditional attire.
Kulkarni's Mumbai teammate, India batsman Rohit Sharma, who is currently in Bangladesh for national duty, took to social networking site to congratulate the couple. Dhawal Kulkarni finally rewarded for consistency.
“Wishing my buddy @dhawal_kulkarni and Shraddha a very happy married life! My FaceTime presence was felt,” he wrote on his twitter handle. Out of favour India batsman Robin Uthappa also tied the knot with tennis player Sheethal Goutham.
Irfan Pathan and Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla, who were present on the occasion, also took to twitter to congratulate Uthappa and Sheethal. “My brother @robbieuthappa wis u a great married life.may u always keep laughing the way u do #robinsheethal,” Pathan tweeted. Chawla wrote: “Robin uthappa and Sheetal .. Now man and wife …!!congratulatttiioonnss …!!” Dhawal Kulkarni expresses disappointment over not being selected
Earleir, a rather dejected Kulkarni had expressed his disappointment on not being selected for the India's tour of Australia in January, “I was expecting a call; since I went to Australia last year and was part of stand by's for the World Cup.
I was the joint-second highest wicket-taker in Vijay Hazare and I had a feeling that I would be selected. Somehow, I did not.” Kulkarni further added, “It is very disappointing that I was not picked. I have always got limited opportunities. Whatever chance I get, I try to prove myself. I thought if I do well in the one-dayers [Vijay Hazare Trophy], I would be back in the team. If I am not performing, I don't feel that I deserve to be there. I have always taken it as a challenge and have performed with the hope of being part of the team.”