Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik (above) has been cheering Dipika Pallikal at the Commonwealth Games 2014. Photo Courtesy: Twitter

By Sudatta Mukherjee

Aug 2, 2014

India cricketer Dinesh Karthik was spotted at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, supporting his partner Dipika Pallikal and her doubles partner, Joshana Chinappa in the women’s squash doubles, as the duo won India’s maiden gold medal in that particular sport in Commonwealth Games.

Karthik has been seen cheering for Dipika since the first squash match. He has also been seen mixing with the other Indian athletes at the Commonwealth Games.

Ealier last year, Karthik got engaged to Dipika. The couple went through their fitness sessions under the same coach and gelled well during the training. The report states that the couple got engaged in a grand function at the Taj Grand Chola in Chennai.

Dipika is India’s top-ranked women squash player. Karthik is currently out of the Indian team. Though he was part of the side that won the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, he missed the subsequent One-Day International (ODI) series played by India.