Manoj Tiwary marries girlfriend Sushmita Roy

Manoj Tiwary (above) and Sushmita Roy knew each other for six years before tying the knot © IANS (File Photo)

Kolkata: Jul 19, 2013
 
Indian batsman Manoj Tiwary has tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Sushmita Roy in Howrah on Thursday.
 
The couple first met six years ago according to NDTV reports. Tiwary is currently out of cricketing action due to a knee injury which required him four months of rest.
 
In an interview to Times of India last year, Tiwary had revealed about their first meet. “Our first date was at a small cafe in Howrah. For me, it was love at first sight and I proposed to her. She said yes, and well…,” recounted the batsman.
 
While Tiwary hails from West Bengal, Sushmita belongs to a Brahmin family from Uttar Pradesh. A year ago Tiwary had confirmed that they would be marrying according to Bengali tradition and also by the rituals followed by the bride’s family.
 
Tiwary, during the 2012 Indian Premier League (IPL) had dedicated a sixer he hit off Malinga to Sushmita as she had challenged him to hit a maximum off the Sri Lankan bowler.
 
He is an integral part of the West Bengal team in domestic cricket and is part of the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise in the IPL.