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Dhoni gets hitched; celebrities tweet best wishes
As one of India’s most eligible bachelors tied the knot late on Sunday night, you could almost hear the sound of a million hearts breaking.
But along with that, you could also hear the sound of a million fingers typing furiously on their phones, so that they could tweet their best wishes to Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his bride.
Everyone from Bollywood’s Shilpa Shetty to Bipasha Basu, to teammate Yuvraj Singh “tweeted” their best wishes to the captain. (Congratulate Dhoni here)
“Got to know mahi is getting married! Congratulations dhoni and sakshi hope u have a great life together,” Yuvraj Singh tweeted.
Yuvraj and most of Dhoni’s team-mates did not make it to the wedding but actor John Abraham is said to have attended the hush-hush affair.
Media reports also suggest that Abraham and girlfriend Bipasha Basu were to host a reception-cum-party in Mumbai for the newlyweds, but Basu denied the news.
“I have kept no reception for Dhoni on the 7th. It’s semi-finals (FIFA World Cup) on that day so we are just watching football and there is no Mahi (nickname for Dhoni) coming pls (sic),” she said in a text message.
But considering the 29-year-old Dhoni is good friends with Abraham, it would not be surprising to see this Bollywood couple hosting cricket’s power couple soon enough.
Till then, there’s always Twitter to keep in touch with close celebrity friends.