About Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal
Dinesh Karthik (born 1 June 1985) is an Indian professional cricketer.Karthik was born in a Telugu family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He began playing cricket at the age of 10, after a two-year period of living in Kuwait (where his father worked). Karthik was educated in India, and at Carmel School and Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School in Kuwait and finally from eighth standard on studied at Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Egmore in Chennai. He was coached in cricket by his father, Karthik made his first-class debut in late 2002 against Baroda as a wicket-keeper.Dinesh Karthik was part of the commentary team during India-England T20I and ODI series held in March 2021.
Dipika Pallikal Karthik (née Pallikal; born 21 September 1991) is an Indian professional squash player. She is the first Indian to break into the top 10 in the PSA Women’s rankings.Dipika Pallikal was born in Chennai into a Malayali Christian family. She is the daughter of Sanjiv and Susan Pallikal.Her mother played international cricket for the Indian women’s team.Deepika turned professional in 2006, but her career was filled with ups and downs initially. She became more consistent and started notching up winning performances after her brief training stint in Egypt in the beginning of 2011.Pallikal Karthik studied at Ethiraj College for Women majoring in English (IIIrd year-2012-2013).
Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal love story
Both Dipika and Dinesh were taking fitness sessions under the same coach, Basu, and it was there when she formally met the Indian wicket-keeper and batsman, Dinesh Karthik.
After a few meetings with Dinesh, her misconceptions were proved wrong, and soon the duo developed a healthy friendship. Talking about how it started between the two, Dipika stated in one of her interviews:
“We got to know each other at the gym, but there was nothing more, contrary to what most media reports seem to suggest.”
Recalling her first ever meeting him, she said:
“In fact, the first time we met was at a marathon some five years ago. After that, we met at the gym and, if I remember, I left for practice without even saying bye to him. Slowly we got to know each other.”
Dipika found Dinesh to be a humble gentleman and a family guy. During an interview to a sports magazine, Dipika shared:
It was February, 2013, and I had just won a tournament in Canada while Dinesh was playing domestic cricket in India. I went to Leeds (England) to train for a week and I found him there, coming all the way to see me. That was when I fell for him, realising not many would do something like that. He used to watch me train at the academy and even tried his hand at squash. He played much better than I thought.
Dinesh proposed Dipika in London, soon after the Indian team won the champions trophy. It was on November 15, 2013, Dinesh and Dipika made their relationship official with an engagement ceremony in Chennai.
Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal marriage
After a long wait for almost two years, the couple took wedding vows in Chennai on August 18, 2015, in a grand Christian wedding.Their Christian wedding was a grand ceremony held in a church in Chennai.Two days later, on the morning of August 20, 2015, Dinesh and Dipika were joined in holy matrimony as per Hindu Telugu traditions.
Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal childrens
The couple became parents to twin boys, Kabir and Zian, on 18th October 2021.