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Hitched: Sports stars who tied the knot in 2017

Many sports stars including Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, football captain Sunil Chhetri, football legend Lionel Messi and tennis star Serena Williams got married in 2017.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in Italy recently and shared the photos from the wedding ceremony on their Twitter accounts. The two announced their wedding in a joint statement on Twitter, saying, 'Today we promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We're truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with love & support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thanks for being an important part of our journey." The duo met each other during an advertisement shoot in 2013. (Source: Instagram)

Lionel Messi married his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in July at a well-guarded ceremony in his Argentine hometown of Rosario. Antonella is the cousin of a close Messi friend and the couple have been close friends since meeting at a young age. The duo stayed in touch after Messi left for Spain to play with Barcelona’s youth team before Roccuzzo joined him in the Spanish city later where they started dating in late 2000s. The couple have two sons – 4-year-old Thiago and 1-year-old Mateo. (Source: Reuters)

Cricketer Zaheer Khan and actress Sagarika Ghatge sealed their relationship in a registered marriage on November 23 with their close friends and family around them.

Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik got married to squash player Dipika Pallikal on August 18. The marriage took place first in a Christian ceremony, followed by Telugu wedding ceremony on August 20. (Source: PTI)

Tennis star Serena Williams tied the knot with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian wed on November 16, two months after the two had their first child Alexis Olympia Jr. (Source: Instagram)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar tied the knot with Nupur Nagar on the same day Zaheer Khan married Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge. Bhuvneshwar married his longtime friend Nupur in Meerut and the wedding ceremony was attended by many cricketers.

Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and fellow wrestler Satyawart Kadian tied the knot in a ceremony in Rohtak on April 2. Sakshi and Satyawart got engaged in October, 2016. (Source: Express Photo)

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri got married to long-time girlfriend Sonam Bhattacharya, daughter of Mohun Bagan legend Subrata Bhattacharya, at a grand wedding ceremony in Kolkata. (Source: PTI)

Mumbai Indians allrounder Krunal Pandya, brother of Hardik Pandya, tied the knot with his girlfriend Pankhuri Sharma at a ceremony in Mumbai on December 27. (Source: Instagram)

Doubles’ badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa tied the knot with businessman and model Karan Medappa in Coorg, Karnataka earlier this week in a ceremony that was attended by close family and friends. (Source: ANI)

Asian games medallist in swimming Sandeep Sejwal tied the knot with TV actress Pooja Banerjee on February 28, in Delhi. (Source: File)