Varanasi: Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma is all set to tie the knot with basketball player Pratima Singh on December 9. Their engagement ceremony was held on June 19 and the marriage is expected to be on December 9, said sources.
Pratima Singh is a cager hailing from Varanasi and had represented the Indian Basketball team at various International events including Asian Games and is also the former captain of the Indian women’s basketball team. Famous as ‘Singh Sisters’ in the country s basketball fraternity, Pratima is the youngest among five sisters. All her sisters too are a Basketball player and they had also played basketball at National and International levels. The duo were spotted at the Dashashwamedh ghat on Tuseday attending the Ganga Aarti event.
Earlier, India’s pace spearhead in Tests, Ishant Sharma is not having the best of the time of late. After being down with chikungunya, he was ruled out of the three-match Test series against New Zealand at home. It would have hurt him, for he was fit when selected to the squad and was expected to lead the attack. However, keeping it behind, he recovered in time to take part in the ongoing season of Ranji Trophy for Delhi. But another unwanted thing happened to him, bringing him into the spotlight for reasons beyond cricket, during a match against Karnataka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The reason why Ishant hit the headlines was the jersey he was wearing for the game. While all his Delhi team-mates were wearing the Team Delhi kit, Ishant turned up with his Team India Test kit, an act prohibited by the BCCI at domestic level.