The wedding season in India cricket continues as after Zaheer Khan and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya is all set to tie the knot with his girlfriend Pankhuri Sharma. Zaheer got married to Sagarika Ghatge and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar to Nupur Nagar, both on the same day (November 23).
Krunal Pandya and Pankhuri Sharma are getting married on December 27 at a five-star hotel in Santa Cruz.
Speaking to TOI, Krunal Pandya said, “We will marry in a ceremony attended by family members and close relatives. On the same evening, a reception will be organized. I am very happy that I am marrying a girl who is more like a friend and understands me.”
When asked how he met Pankhuri, Krunal said, “She is a friend of my friend. We met at a common gathering two years ago and developed a liking for each other. We both are of same age and get along a lot. What I like about her are her simplicity and supportive nature.’
Krunal proposed Pankhuri after Mumbai Indians won their third IPL title in 2017. Krunal was a man of the match in the final. “Well, I proposed her for marriage after our team Mumbai Indians became champions in the IPL this year. I was awarded man of the match in the finals and I thought it was the right time,” Krunal said.
“Pankhuri immediately said yes. My family too is very happy. I believe that if you find the right partner then the relationship is the best part of your life. I found the right girl,” he added.
Krunal has got it straight that cricket will always remain his priority. “She understands that cricket is my life and supports me. She doesn’t watch matches much except those that I play in,” he laughed.
Krunal’s dad Himanshu said that his blessings are with Krunal and Pankhuri. “I wish them a good life. After marriage Pankhuri will be moving to Vadodara in our new home,” he said.
– by Atharva Apte