Gautam Gambhir ready for new innings, to marry Delhi girl on Oct 28

Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was not included in the one-off T20 match against England to be played on the day of his marriage, October 28 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: Oct 20, 2011

Indian team opener Gautam Gambhir is all set to tie knot with Natasha Jain, daughter of a prominent businessman in Delhi, on October 28.

According to media reports, the wedding will be restricted to only family and friends. Also Gambhir who is a big fan of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is believed to have invited the singer for the wedding at a Gurgaon farmhouse.

Gambhir was not included in the one-of T20 match against England to be played on the same day.Some media reports suggest that the arrange marriage was decided a couple of months ago and music composers Shantanu-Nikhil are expected to perform at the event.

Gambhir was named the ICC Test Player of the Year for 2009, and was briefly ranked the No. 1 batsman in the ICC rankings in July.

In the final of the Cricket World Cup 2011, Gambhir scored a solid knock of 97 from 122 balls. Coming in to bat in the first over after the dismissal of Sehwag, he anchored the Indian inning through the dismissals of Sachin Tendulkar and Kohli, and put up a match-winning partnershipof 109 runs with Dhoni to ensure India lifted the Cup.