Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, married his lady love, Priyanka Chaudhary, on April 3, 2015. Raina and Priyanka were childhood friends, and a private wedding in Delhi tied these buddies together in the sacred knot.
How they met?
Although the couple knew each other since childhood, they were hardly in touch after Priyanka’s family shifted base to Punjab. And, the cricketer talked about the same in an interview with Times of India, and said:
“I have known Priyanka for long, but in the middle, I didn’t have time to be in touch with her. I remember meeting her at the airport for five minutes in 2008. She was flying back to Holland (where she currently works) and I was going to Bangalore for an IPL game, and we met at the Delhi airport for just five minutes. Usse pehle main usse bachpan mein mila tha (before that we met during our childhood).”
“Priyanka’s father was my sports teacher in Ghaziabad and my mom was very close to her mother. I’ll call it more of an arranged marriage because our families have known each other for a long time,” he said.
Raina’s mother played the role of a match-maker
The marriage was fixed while Raina was away in Australia for four months, for the ICC World Cup. His mother arranged the whole thing with Priyanka’s family. In the same interview, Raina talked about how this marriage was arranged by their parents.
“I was in Australia for the last five months. Mamma ne sab fix kiya hai. I didn’t know. Mom called me in Australia and told me that my marriage has been fixed with one of my childhood friends. Maine kaha kaun hai. Then I spoke to Priyanka on the phone.”
This all we can say depends upon a destiny that how far people live if they have to come together God creates a way to meet them for a life long journey.
Here Raina’s parents became a well-wisher that they bought up these two childhood friends together. We have heard it rare that the childhood friends got married but in Raina’s case, it’s something different. Like others, they have also even not imagine that in life they both meet again and tie a knot.
But now they both are blessed with a baby girl Gracia and they are living happily. It’s a perfect fairy tale story.