Chennai: Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan has chosen Madhimalar, a Chennai based business executive, as his life partner and the marriage would be held here on March 21.
The marriage of the 32-year-old off-spinner, the world's second highest Test wicket-taker behind Shane Warne, was arranged between the parents of the families here during the first week of December last.
"It was like a match made in heaven. After exchange of horoscopes, Murali and his mother visited our house through a common friend of our families," one of the family members told PTI.
"We are happy to have Murali as our son-in-law. We have found a perfect match for my daughter," said the would-be-brides mother Dr Nithya Ramamurthy.
Madhimalar, who has become an avid lover of the game of cricket since meeting Murali, said "I am really happy, he is a very humble person. He visited us during first week of December with his mother, who expressed their happiness to have me as her daughter-in-law. Soon, Murali offered a ring to me.
"It all happened in a jiffy," said the 24-year-old, who is a postgraduate in Business Administration.