KKR pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji gets engaged to model-girlfriend Priya Thalur

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Chennai: Indian fast bowler Lakshmipathy Balaji and model-girlfriend Priya Thalur exchanged rings on Monday. The couple followed akin Cheteshwar Pujara and Yusuf Pathan who exchanged vows to seal their marriages recently.

Priya Thalur was a regular attendee at Balaji’s IPL matches and both maintained their ‘just friends’ status in front of the media to escape the limelight. The event comes as good fortune, with the IPL 6 season about to kick in. The Kolkata Knight Riders get ready to play their first match this IPL season on April 3.

Balaji will be looking forward to seeing Priya in the stands, much like Pujara when he had his lady luck - wife Pooja - on his side in the Tests.

In past we’ve seen seniors like Sachin Tendulkar and M S Dhoni getting their motivation from their partners, cheering from the stands.

As the best of wishes shower on the newly engaged couple, everyone will be eager to see him put up splendid performances on the pitch.