Virender Sehwag with his wife Aarti Ahlawat

Virender Sehwag tied the conjugal knot with Aarti Ahlawat, daughter of a well-known Advocate Suraj Singh Ahlawat, in Delhi on April 22, 2004, at Hotel City Park in Pitampura, Delhi. Sehwag ensured that he made this day more significant by getting married on the day Akshay Tritiya, which is a particularly auspicious day for weddings.

Aarti is a BA graduate from Maitreyi College, Delhi. Aarti’s paternal aunt had also got married in the Sehwag and therefore they were close relatives and met on various family occasions, which ignited a spark in their romance.

Sehwag and Aarti had known each other for 17 years but it took 14 years for The Nawab of Najafgarh to ask her out. They started dating only three years before getting married. Like in any other love story even this couple had their obstacles but they managed to convince their families for their marriage.

Sehwag is one of the greatest batsmen, India has ever produced. He has redefined opening the batting in Test cricket. Even today at the twilight of his career, he remains one of the most feared batsmen. He won the World Cup with the Indian side in 2011.

The couple are happily married with two sons, Aryavir, born on October 2007 and Vedant, born in 2010. Aarti gave up her aspirations of a career in public relations in order to focus more on married life.