Mumbai: When Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan played his last Test match (vs. India at Galle, in July last year), he had invited his Indian mother-in-law, Dr. Nithiya Rammurthy, to witness his 800th wicket. She will be in Mumbai on Saturday for the World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka. “My daughter, Madhi, will obviously support her husband’s team. and as per Indian tradition, I have also to support my son-in-law. I have to be with my daughter and her family”, she said exclusively from Chennai. She, however, added, “I also want Sachin Tendulkar to score his 100th ton on Saturday. If that happens, chances for Sri Lanka to win the match will be minimised and therefore I am confused”.
“To be honest, it is a difficult question on whom I would clap for. But yes, I would be happier if the match is tied and both Sri Lanka and India are declared joint winners”. The World Cup is being co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka (and Bangladesh).
Madhi, who holds a post-graduate qualification in business administration, worked as a director in charge of administration at a private heart hospital in Chennai founded by her late father. Their first child, Naren, was born in January 2006.
Courtesy of The Independent