Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik and squash star Deepika Pallikal got engaged on Nov 29, 2013.
The engagement ceremony was held at the Taj Grand Hotel in Chennai. The function was attended by just the two families and close friends of the couple. It a Christian and a Hindu ceremony.
Dipika wore a red saree created by Ritu Kumar while Dinesh wore a cream color kurta-pyjama and camelot blue Nehru jacket during the engagement ceremony.
The 22-year-old Dipika Pallikal is the first Indian woman squash player to break into the top 10 in the WSA rankings. Pallikal was an integral part of the Indian squash team that finished fifth in the 2012 Women’s World Team Squash Championships.
The couple met through their gym fitness coach and were in touch.
After Karthik went through a long and painful divorce procedure this new happiness with Pallikal was like sent by heaven.
Dinesh Karthik looked happy after the engagement and said, “I am very happy that it has happened, we have been good friends ever since we met a year back.”
“She is a sportswoman so she understands me very well. After knowing each other for some time we decided to go ahead with our relationship and got engaged.”
A picture of the loving couple together was tweeted after their engagement and it went viral.
Currently both wants to concentrate on their respective career. Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal are all set to tie the knot in 2015.
Dinesh Karthik is currently playing for the Mumbai Indians after being transferred from Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premiere League.
Dinesh was earlier married to Nitika in 2007, however the couple divorced.