Dinesh Karthik Gets Married to Dipika Pallikal Two Times in Three Days

Strange and pleasant to hear at the same time. Isn’t it! But its true.

Indian cricketer and wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik got married for the second time to Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal on Thursday. The reason being that both of them belong to different communities and religions. Hence, in order to tie the knots as per their own rituals, the duo had to carry out the marriage ceremony two times.


Dinesh Karthik belongs to Hindu community, while Dipika is a Christian. The wedding ceremony got completed as per Christian traditions on Thursday. Earlier on Tuesday, the couple got married in Telugu style in Chennai. The 30-year old groom and the 23-year old bride were engaged to each other since November, 2013.

Dinesh and Dipika met at a gym where they were being trained under the same trainer. The duo met after Dinesh got divorced from his first wife and childhood friend, Nikita, who is now the wife of cricketer Murli Vijay.

Dipika is the first Indian squash player to have a secured a position in the top 10 Global Squash rankings. She was looking charming a bright yellow and pink saree while Dinesh was seen wearing a traditional sherwani and turban. The couple danced to the tunes of popular Bollywood song “Badtameez Dil” on the eve of their reception.

Tweeter was flooded with blessings and wishes for the newly wed couple. Here are a few.

Pragyan Ojha tweeted, “Congratulations to my dear friend @DineshKarthik & his wife @DipikaPallikal on a new beginning. God bless you guys!”

Royal Challengers tweeted: “We wish you all the happiness in this new innings of your life! @DipikaPallikal you’ve found a keeper! @DineshKarthik”

Keeping the flow of wishes, Team Punwadi too, wishes the sporty couple a very happy married life ahead and good luck for their careers.

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