Experienced South African batter and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain Aiden Markram married his long-time girlfriend Nicole on Saturday, July 22. The couple dated for more than 10 years before deciding to take wedding vows.
Nicole confirmed the news of her wedding to Markram by taking to her Instagram handle and sharing a picture of the two kissing along with a caption that read:
“Mr & Mrs.”
Former South African pacer Vernon Philander commented on the post and wished the couple.
“Congrats guys. Many years of happiness and just love your way. God bless you both,” he wrote.
Having made his international debut in 2017, Markram, a right-handed batter and part-time off-spinner, has represented the Proteas in 35 Tests, 50 ODIs, and 34 T20Is.
The 28-year-old has scored 2285 in Tests at an average of 36.26, with six hundreds and 10 fifties. In ODIs, he has 1440 runs, averaging 33.48, with one hundred and six half-centuries. Looking at his T20I numbers, he has notched up 966 runs at a strike rate of 150.23, with nine fifties.
Markram had a forgettable IPL 2023 while leading SRH
Markram led Sunrisers Eastern Cape to victory in the inaugural SA20 competition after which he was named captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for IPL 2023 but failed to repeat the magic.
Under him, the team finished in last position in the 10-team competition. The Hyderabad franchise won only four and lost 10 of their 14 matches to finish with a paltry eight points.
On an individual level as well, the aggressive batter had a forgettable IPL 2023 season. He scored 248 runs in 13 matches at an average of 22.55 and a strike rate of 125.89. The SRH skipper managed only one half-century in the entire edition – a best of 50.
Overall, he has played 33 IPL matches and has scored 775 runs at an average of 32.29 and a strike rate of 131.36, with four half-centuries and a best of 68*.