Murali Bowled Over ! Update
- Murali Wedding 21st March 2005
Delhi - Sri Lankan cricket star Muttiah Muralitharan is to marry
an Indian businesswoman next month in the southern city of Madras,
the bride-to-be's family said on Wednesday.
The marriage between the 32-year-old off-spinner and Madhimalar
Ramamurthy, 24, was finalised by the respective families after both
passed the traditional test - matching horoscopes.
"We are happy to have Murali as our son-in-law," the
girl's mother, Nithya Ramamurthy, told the Press Trust of India.
"It is like a match made in heaven. After exchange of horoscopes,
Murali and his mother visited our house and the marriage was arranged."
Muralitharan, who is currently in Australia undergoing surgery
on his bowling arm, was described by his fiancée as a "very
"I am not an avid cricket fan, but will probably have to get
more used to watching it."
Muralitharan is the second highest wicket-taker in Test cricket
after Australia's Shane Warne with 532 wickets from 91 Tests at
an average of 22.86 runs.