RAJKOT: Ravindra Jadeja’s marriage did not take place without an incident. The groom, who has a stable of his own, apparently galloped on his horse. But it was not his horse that made all the noise. The nuptial knot that was supposed to be attended by close relatives and friends had a reveller who failed to control his emotions and fired in the air.
The celebratory firing prompted the police to launch an inquiry. The 27-year-old left-handed batsman, who wore a sherwani and kathiawadi saafa, a sword dangling by his side, looked totally at ease during the marriage procession.
Twenty five-year-old Riva Solanki, a mechanical engineer and daughter of a local contractor, looked resplendent in a red and golden bridal lehenga with ethnic Gujarati embroidery. She teamed up her wedding attire with the traditional gold jewellery having minarki detailing. Riva later changed into a peach and golden dress. As the marriage procession was moving, apparently one of Jadeja’s relatives, who was within a few feet of the horse-mounted cricketer, was seen firing in the air from his revolver. No one was injured, but cops arriving at the scene said it’s illegal to use even licensed firearms except in cases of selfdefence.
“We have initiated inquiry to find if the revolver used was licensed or not. We will decide on taking action after investigation,” said Rajkot (rural) Superintendent of Police Antrip Sood. The marriage was conducted in traditional Kshatriya style, with his relatives and friends attending it, even though his teammates from IPL franchise Gujarat Lions could not make it on time for the rituals in view of the ongoing IPL matches. However, the team members, including Dwayne Bravo, skipper Suresh Raina, among others, arrived here for the reception.