The couple got engaged in 2013.
The couple got engaged in 2013.

Cricketer Dinesh Karthik will tie the knot with India squash star Dipika Pallikal on Tuesday, August 18 in a Christian ceremony. It will be followed by a Telugu ceremony on August 20. Earlier, Dipika hosted a private bachelorette party which was an all-girls and 15 of her close friends were invited. “Dipika had a blast on Sunday afternoon at her bachelorette party. Keeping to the theme of the party, all the guests were dressed in pink. However, Dipika sported a white dress, with a huge pink veil. Her Australian coach Sarah Fitz-Gerald was one among the guests,” a source was quoted as saying Times of India. “For the last three days Dipika has been busy practising her dance moves, as she is going to perform at the sangeet, which will be held tonight. She will dance to five songs, out of which, Dinesh will join her for one. He has been busy rehearsing for his number as well. Dipika was recently on a trip to the US where she purchased a designer wedding gown for the Christian ceremony. Customised jewellery has also been designed for Dipika. She will be wearing the exquisite collection for both the Christian as well as the Hindu wedding ceremonies.”

Earlier, Dipika came out in open and confessed that she doesn’t like to be categorised as a WAG. “Why am I asked about the BCCI’s policy on WAG? I don’t fit into that category. I’m a squash player, “she told Hindustan Times in an interview. In the past too Dipika has stayed away from these references and has preferred to be a known as Indian squash player rather than being Karthik’s future wife. “Yes I know. But I think I have done enough on my own not to be in that category. I was the number one squash player in India before I met Dinesh. That’s who I am ,’ Indian squash player’ is what I’ve wanted to be known as, ever since I was a child. But after winning the Commonwealth medal the first question was,’ How does it feel?’ and second ,’ How was it having Dinesh there?’ I was taken aback. ”