Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell’s wedding card in Tamil is breaking the internet. The all-rounder is getting married to his Indian-origin girlfriend on 27 March.
According to the bride’s cousin, Glenn Maxwell will have a traditional Hindu wedding in Melbourne with his girlfriend, Vini Raman.
Nandhini Sathyamurthy, Vini Raman’s cousin, has spilled the beans on Twitter about the wedding plans.
In a thread, Ms Sathyamurthy has shared that Vini and Glenn Maxwell will have a Hindu ritual based marriage ceremony.
However, Ms Sathyamurthy has clarified that having a ‘Hindu ritual based’ wedding “does not in any way indicate her ancestry/roots from Murthy street in West Mambalam, going by the media speculations.”
“Neither is she from an Iyengar family, based off from Chennai, as per the other speculations that is doing rounds,” Ms Sathyamurthy tweeted, adding “The Tambrahm style invitation made by her parents is a mark of respect and tribute to the Tamil/Vaishnavite culture they are deeply rooted to.”
According to Nandhini Sathyamurthy, a blogger, Vini was born and brought up in Melbourne, Australia.
She tweeted, “She belongs to the first generation children born to Australia immigrated parents. She has an elder sister, Madhu, who was born in India; however, the entire family moved to Australia shortly after Madhu was born.”
“Her parents- Venkat Raman and Vijayalakshmi Raman- are originally from Vellore (Tamil Nadu, India), and they are deeply inclined to Vaishnavism.”
“How do I know all of this? Vini’s mother is my chitthi (my mom’s younger sister), and they all lived together and shared a deep bond as a family with multiple siblings before being married and moving out of their parental home,” clarified Ms Sathyamurthy.
She appealed to the tweeples to respect the couple’s choices.
“Finally, finally, finally – it’s her life and her family’s moments of celebrations, and so, can we all just stop dishing out so much spite, malice and contempt? They can choose to celebrate Vini’s wedding in whatever way they’d like,” she tweeted, adding, “I know I can mooditu pogalaam. Still, the amount of curiosity around their invites is so ridiculous that I thought I’d jump in and talk about what’s going on here, anyways!”
The Australian all-rounder had got engaged with his long-term Indian-origin girlfriend Vini Raman in a traditional Indian ceremony in Melbourne in March 2020.
Ms Raman had shared photos from the event, where Maxwell was seen dressed in an item of traditional Indian clothing, called ‘Sherwani’ with a ’tilak’ (dot on the forehead).
“Last night, we celebrated our Indian engagement, and I gave @gmaxi_32 a little teaser of what the wedding will be like,” she had posted on Instagram.
Ms Raman is an Indian-Australian, based in Melbourne and a pharmacist by profession. Glenn Maxwell said his girlfriend was the first to notice his mental health struggles and was his number one support when he was on a break from cricket.
“I was pretty mentally and physically ruined from eight months on the road and living out of a suitcase. That had probably been going on for four or five years.
“My girlfriend was number one (support). It probably wasn’t an easy job for her to deal with me going through mood swings non-stop for the first few weeks,” he shared.