Cricketer Dinesh Karthik weds Commonwealth gold-medalist Dipika Pallikal


Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik and the squash player Dipika Pallikal got married in Chennai on Tuesday.

The wedding took place in a Christian ceremony, but the couple said that they will be getting married again in a Telugu-Naidu style wedding on August 20. Both had got engaged in November, 2013.

Pallikal, India’s top female squash player, had met Dinesh after he was divorced from his wife Nikita, who married Indian test opener, Murali Vijay after news of her romance with him emerged..

The wedding was a private affair with only close friends and family taking part.

The couple had thrown a party ahead of their wedding over the weekend, when their close friends including Pallikal’s Australian coach Sarah Fitz-Gerald attended the event.

Pallikal has always appreciated the support she received from Dinesh, who supporter her when she threatened to pull out of the Asian Games last year because of a bad draw. The wicket-keeper-batsman was also there to celebrate the gold-medal winning performance by Pallikal in Commonwealth Games.