5 cricketers who married a foreigner
#5 Muttiah Muralitharan and Madhimalar Ramamurthy
Muttiah Muralitharan, regarded as one of the finest bowlers in international cricket, was never keen on tying the knot, but it took only one meeting with the adorable Madhimalar to change his mind.
Muralitharan married the Chennai-based girl in 2005 and they became proud parents of a baby boy in 2006. Madhimalar is the daughter of Dr S Ramamurthy, the founder of the famous Malar Hospitals in Chennai.
Wondering how they met?
The spinner happened to meet famous Tamil actor Vagai Chandrasekhar at a TV studio. Murali told him that his mother was a huge fan of the actor and would like to meet him someday.
The actor obliged and met Murali’s mother who apparently told him that they were looking for a girl for their son! Chandrasekhar knew Madhimalar and played the Cupid. No wonder they say, the world is a small place!