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Star sports couple Pallikal, Karthik set for mid-2015 wedding

Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik

Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh KarthikNew Delhi: India’s popular sports couple Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik have decided to get married mid next year after almost two years of togetherness made official with their engagement last November.

Squash queen Pallikal has usually been more vocal about the celebrated relationship but this time India cricketer Karthik took it upon himself to share the wedding plans.

“I have been ready for it (marriage) for sometime now. She has been ready for it from the beginning and the dates are more or less are final. We have gotten to use each other a lot more than it was at the start. So basically, we are ready and there is no fear,” Karthik told in a candid chat today after the couple announced their association with Platinum Love Bands.

They had to postpone their marriage this year owing to hectic schedules, more so for Pallikal, who had to focus on the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. As it turns out, it was worth the wait with the gorgeous squash player drawing a record three medals from the mega quadrennial events.

“I can’t really complain about how the script has unfolded. I can look forward to settling down in my life after the best year of my professional career. Having Dinesh by my side in the last year and half is special and I look forward to even better times,” said Pallikal, who looked stunning in a pink dress. Both however chose to keep the details of the planned ceremonies under wraps.

Pallikal and Karthik are a rare sports couple in current times and the general perception is their profession binds them together. Giving an insight into their relationship, Karthik however reveals they rarely discus sport.

“That is actually interesting. It is a sports couple but I have never looked at it as a sports couple. We are like any other couple to be honest. She doesn’t know much about cricket to enter into my zone though I know a little bit of squash. But that is how it is and we are okay with it,” said the easy going 29-year-old.

Karthik further says, “if you look at it, sport is our profession. We go out there and play because we are very passionate about the game we play. Perhaps the only common thing we do sport-wise is go to the gym together. Even there she has her own time and I have my own schedule. The biggest positive of our sport connection is that we like to watch each other play. I especially find it fascinating to watch squash,” he said.


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