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Dipika Pallikal gets engaged to Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik

Last updated on: November 29, 2013 21:55 IST

Cricketer Dinesh Kathik has found his match in star squash player Dipika Pallikal. They got engaged in a private ceremony at a hotel in Chennai last week.

Dipika PallikalThe 28-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman found his 22-year-old lady love after both ended up training under the same fitness coach.

After a year's courtship they got engaged at the ITC Chola. 

They have decided to tie the knot sometime in 2015, as both want to concentrate on their respective careers at the moment.

Tamil Nadu batsman Karthik, who could not find a berth in the South Africa-bound squad, celebrated the occasion with a crafty 133 against Saurashtra in a Ranji Trophy match.

After his divorce from his first wife Nikita, whom he married in 2007, Karthik had been focusing only on cricket. 

Both of them enjoyed each other's company in the course of their fitness sessions and somehow managed to succeed in keeping their affair away from the media glare. 

Karthik featured in the ICC Champions Trophy as well as India's tour of Zimbabwe this year. 

Pallikal is the first Indian squash woman to break into the top 10 of the world rankings.

Image: Dipika Pallikal