Indian pacer Mukesh Kumar, who represents Team India and Delhi Capitals (DC), tied the knot with Divya Singh in a private wedding ceremony in Gorakhpur on November 28. Despite playing the first two T20Is against Australia, he was granted a break by the BCCI to attend his wedding, and consequently, he missed the third T20I.
Following the second T20I on Sunday, Mukesh Kumar traveled to Gorakhpur to partake in his wedding celebrations. Having been engaged to Divya Singh since February of the same year, the couple conducted various ceremonies before officially getting married in the presence of their family and friends.
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Delhi Capitals, his IPL franchise, conveyed their best wishes to the couple on their special occasion by sharing a collage photo on their official Instagram handle. You can also get a look of Mukesh Kumar’s haldi ceremony in the posts on X below:
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“At first, I thought Mohammad Siraj would be the younger version of Shami, but now I believe Mukesh Kumar could fill that role”: Ravichandran Ashwin
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has expressed his belief that Mukesh Kumar could potentially succeed Mohammed Shami in the national team. Ashwin shared this view in a video on his YouTube channel.
“I initially thought Mohammad Siraj would become the junior Shami, but I now feel it could be Mukesh Kumar. Shami is called ‘Lala’ and as a tribute to the actor Mohanlal who is called Lalettan, I call Shami Lalettan.”
Further explaining his perspective, Ashwin stated:
“Mukesh has a similar build, similar height, and outstanding wrist position – he has that great whip of the wrist and terrific back-spin on the ball. He has a very nice straight and nice alignment. He had bowled really well in the series in the West Indies and was outstanding at a practice game in Barbados.”