Sehwags' cameo leaves mediamen fuming

Published: Sunday, April 25, 2004, 19:57 [IST]
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New Delhi:Dashing opener Virender Sehwag and his bride Aarti's first media interaction lasted barely five minutes, prompting an agitated mediamen to boycott the hi-tea arranged for them.

The couple, who married two days back, appeared for the interaction 40 minutes late and returned to their hotel rooms after posing for hordes of photographers for a few minutes.

The mediamen, who were asked to take their seats by 7.00 pm as entry would not be allowed after that deadline, could hardly hear the few words spoken by the star cricketer and his wife as there was no microphone at the open-air venue of a five star hotel.

Clad in a black 'bandgala', Sehwag looked at ease amidst all the flashbulbs and said that he was happy to have married the girl whom he loved.

"I am happy to have married the girl whom I love. Aarti is a simple girl and I like her personality," Sehwag said.

Aarti, wearing a heavily decorated 'lehenga', found her husband a down to earth person, who believed in keeping things simple. "He is a down-to-earth and simple person and that is what I like about him," she said.

After these few words, the couple thanked the media and returned to their rooms amidst tight security arrangements.

The photo-journalists, who were not allowed to take photographs on the wedding day of India's first triple centurion, decided to boycott the hi-tea as a mark of protest.

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