Born on September 27, 1981, Lakshmipathy Balaji is a former Indian cricketer from Tamil Nadu. He played as a right arm fast medium bowler. He announced his retirement from the sport in November 2016. He is currently the bowling coach for the Chennai Super Kings, the side he represented in the first few years of his Indian Premier League career.
In pic: Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur posted this picture of the couple on vacation to the USA
Lakshmipathy Balaji was born in Avalur, Walajabad in Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu. He got married to his long-time girlfriend Priya Thalur on September 16, 2013. The couple has a son named Araan
In pic: Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur shared this image, captioned, "Happy 5 to us and the byproduct of our love seems happier @balalee100 #Anniversary #mybestfriend #nothingbutlove #mypeeps #family"
Balaji who represented Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy was included in the Indian cricket team as a fast-medium bowler in 2003. He made his international Test debut against New Zealand at Ahmedabad on October 8, 2003. He made a mark in international cricket following his performance in the 2004 series against Pakistan.
In pic: A picture of Lakshmipathy Balaji and Priya Thalur from their USA vacation. Priya Thalur posted this picture, captioned, "Minutes before our gondola ride. Ah what beauty and such amazing voices. Loved it! #monkeyingAround #gondola #beauty #mytraveldiaries #usa2015 #monkeyface"
During the 2004 India-Pakistan series, Lakshmipathy Balaji played a significant part in Indian team's historic performances. But after an injury, his international cricket career was put on hold. He made a comeback in Pakistan's 2005 tour of India, taking 5 wickets in the first innings. Injuries kept him out of cricket for the next 3 years.
In pic: Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur shared this picture on Lakshmipathy's birthday, she wrote, "happy bday baby"
In IPL, Lakshmipathy Balaji played for the Chennai Super Kings team in the first 3 editions, starting from the 2008 Indian Premier League. On May 10, 2008, Balaji picked up the first hat-trick of the IPL tournament in the match against Kings XI Punjab in Chennai and rounded off the evening with a match-winning five-wicket haul. Lakshmipathy Balaji's tournament was to end on a low as he bowled the final over to Rajasthan Royals' Shane Warne and Sohail Tanvir, with the latter hitting the winning runs off the final ball to lift the trophy.
In pic: Priya Thalur posted this picture, captioned, "There is only one happiNess is this life, to love and be loved. I love you most LB! #blesseswiththebest #hismilliondollarsmile #lovelife #loveyou #ournights #babyfreenight #instapic"
A cute selfie of Lakshmipathy Balaji and Priya Thalur from a trip to Dubai. Priya Thalur captioned, "Selfie finally :D #dubaimall"
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur posted a picture from a dinner date with her husband
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur shared this picture from a clubbing night with her husband. She wrote, "ZOMG! Baby free time with. (inevitably baby on my mind though)"
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur posted this image after participating in a marathon with her hubby, she said, "10km run after 4 months . Wanted to give up at so many moments, probably cursed myself to have set this target before the run. All I needed was a push and someone to tell me I can do it. Husband @balalee100 joined me after his run, kept me company (at my pace ) and kept telling me not to give up. Super glad I completed the run at a decent pace considering the long break.
All you lovely people who are falling off the wagon, find that someone or something that keeps you motivated. Sometimes all we need is just that!! #1.04mins #goals #fitness #fitcouple #eversupportive #mysunshine #icanyoucan #runner #nevergiveup #bringmethebiriyani"
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur shared this picture on her four-year wedding anniversary with the former bowler, she wrote, "Happy anniversary to us boo! 4 years of being married and 8 years of love. Nothing has changed between us except that we now have to share our love with one mini who will probably monkey around our backs for a few more years. To more amazing years ahead (with and without the mini) #anniversary #blesseswiththebest #lovelife"
Lakshmipathy Balaji and Priya Thalur looking cool in sunglasses on one of their dates
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur shared this picture from her pregnancy days. Aren't the couple looking adorable?
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur shared a throwback picture with her husband and child, she wrote, "This time last year - parttttaaaaaayyy! This year - dealing with a baby who's chewing on anything he sees. 2016 - the year I no longer remain my father's pet, because one mini took over everyone's heart .It's amazing how this little live bomb has brought so much joy to our homes.Bring it on 2017, looking forward to a walking and talking baby, more sleep, some guilt free wine and a fitter self. Happy new year from our family to yours."
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur shared this picture of a quick getaway with the former pacer, she wrote, "Finally managed a quick getaway with the entire family before the husband goes back to the games. The baby is looking right up at us with his puppy, but first let's take a selfie"
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur shared a picture of her husband and son Araan on Christmas. She captioned, "Merry Christmas from us to you all. Lots of love"
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur shared this picture cute picture of her with son and husband, she captioned, "Our bundle of joy! Say hello to our baby boy Araan and show him some love. #wearefamily #myboys #babyboy #cutiepatootie #monsterattimes #squish #mommyshotsbyamrita"
A very old picture of Lakshmipathy Balaji with wife Priya Thalur. She captioned, "Because it's trending #prisma #appart"
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur shared this picture of her and Balaji in traditional wear, at a friend's wedding
A cool and casual picture of Lakshmipathy Balaji and wife Priya Thalur. Priya posted this picture, captioned, "Sunday brunchings. Oh and i got to eat my most fav CRONUTS!!!!"
A sweet picture in which Lakshmipathy Balaji and Priya Thalur are all smiles
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur shared this picture of her with MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni from an outing
Lakshmipathy Balaji's wife Priya Thalur posted this picture of a night out. She captioned, "With my favourites. #aboutlastnight #funfridays"
Former Indian medium pace bowler Lakshmipathy Balaji celebrates his 38th birthday today. On this occasion, we take a look at Lakshmipathy Balaji's life outside the cricket field as a dad and a husband to Priya Thalur Balaji
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