Sunday came as a surprise to Indian cricket fans when women’s team batter Veda Krishnamurthy announced her engagement to her beau and Karnataka batter Arjun Hoysala. On Instagram, Arjun posted a photo with Krishnamurthy, in the background of a picturesque location, where he proposed to her. “And she said ‘yes’,” he captioned the photo. The post quickly went viral on social media as the fans and teammates couldn’t stop their love for the couple.
“Congratulations brother,” said veteran Seamer Jhulan Goswami, who would play her last international in the ODI series against England on September 24.
Coming to Veda Krishnamurthy, she has played 48 ODI matches for India so far, scoring 829 runs with eight half-centuries. She played 76 T20Is and scored 875 runs.
Earlier in 2021, Krishnamurthy went through a rough patch when she lost her mother and sister to COVID-19. Speaking about the mental aspect of dealing with a health crisis and the ensuing tragedy of such magnitude, Krishnamurthy had said that her mother and sister also suffered from anxiety while battling the disease.
“Mental strength is important. My oldest sister, Vatsala, had panic attacks before she died of COVID,” the 28-year-old had said, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
“My mother may have panicked too, because the night before she died from the virus, in my hometown of Kadur, about 230 km northwest of Bangalore, she learned that everyone else in the family had tested positive, including the children. don’t know, but maybe that affected her,” she added.
Speaking of Arjun, he made his debut in the Karnataka Ranji team in December 2016. In the Karnataka Premier League, he has played 10 matches so far.
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