Ace badminton player Saina Nehwal posted a picture on Twitter of her marriage with Parupalli Kashyap and stunned her fans. The badminton couple were slated to get married on December 16, hence Saina’s post took her fans by surprise. The Olympic medalist captioned the picture with Kashyap as “Best match of my life…#justmarried.” It is believed that the two had been dating for over a decade but kept a lid on their affair.

Not long ago, Saina took to Twitter to share a photograph which she captioned, “Travelling time.”

The two players are the biggest stars in the badminton circuit for India, Saina Nehwal also has an Olympic bronze.

Earlier, when Saina was asked about the reason for picking December 16 for the wedding date, she said that was the only date the two of them were free.

“I will get busy with the Premier Badminton League from December 20 and then qualifiers for the Tokyo Games will begin. So this was the only date that we had to get married.”

“We started travelling for bigger tours from 2007-08 onwards. We played tournaments together, trained together and slowly, started paying more attention to each other’s matches,” Saina told TOI.

“In the competitive world that we live in, it is difficult to get close to someone. But somehow we both found it very easy to talk to each other, talk about our matches. The feeling gradually grew.”