"Thanks to my family and friends for supporting us."
Former Indian cricketer Arun Lal tied the knot for the second time, marrying longtime girlfriend Bulbul Saha in a private ceremony.
It was reported that they tied the knot in Kolkata on May 2, 2022.
Reportedly, the 66-year-old had parted ways with his first wife Reena. But due to her illness, he continues to live with her in order to take care of her.
Arun had sought Reena’s consent to marry Bulbul. The newly-married couple now plans to take care of her together.
In a Facebook post, Bulbul shared pictures from the wedding.
One picture showed Bulbul with her family. Another showed the newlyweds cutting a cake.
A third photo showed Arun feeding a piece of cake to Bulbul.
Other photos showed the couple signing the marriage agreement documents.
Bulbul captioned her post: “Officially Mrs Lal. Thanks to my family and friends for supporting us.”
It looked to have been an enjoyable day but a lot of interest is on Bulbul Saha and who she is.
She is a 38-year-old teacher at a school in Kolkata.
Arun Lal previously said Bulbul “is a teacher in St. Paul Mission school in Kolkata. She teaches English to XI and XII standard pupils. She also takes history classes”.
It is believed that they have been in a relationship for some time and in April 2022, they got engaged.
Meanwhile, Arun played for the Delhi and Bengal cricket teams in domestic cricket.
The right-handed, top-order batter played 156 First Class and 65 List A cricket matches, scoring 10,421 and 1,734 runs.
After retirement, Arun established himself as a commentator.
He is currently the head coach of the Bengal cricket team and helped them to reach the final of the Ranji Trophy in 2020.
In 2016, he was diagnosed with cancer but made a full recovery.
The wedding pictures went viral and while many congratulated the couple, others pointed out the age gap.
Arun is 28 years older than Bulbul and netizens were quick to troll the couple.
One person tweeted:
“Don’t be sad if you don’t have a girlfriend… maybe she isn’t born yet…”
Another said: “No way Arun Lal is 66 and he is marrying at this age!”
Others claimed Bulbul married him for financial gain.
A tweet read: “What’s the value of Arun Lal’s properties??”
Another person wrote: “So, can we call him Sugar Daddy??”