Indian cricketer Manish Pandey is all set to get married to actor Ashrita Shetty in Mumbai on Monday.
During the final match of the recently concluded season of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in Surat, Tamil Nadu all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin had almost won the match for his team in the last over. This is Karnataka's second title this season after beating Tamil Nadu in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in October.
"Looking forward to the India series, but before that there is another important series for me, I am getting married tomorrow", Pandey said after Karnataka's win.
India and West Indies are slated to play three T20Is and as many ODIs.
The cricketer will be travelling by road from Surat to Mumbai to join his family for the wedding. Karnataka won the thrilling game by just 1 run and soon after lifting the title, Pandey has entered the wedlock with the actress Ashrita Shetty. Against Tamil Nadu in the final, he led from the front for his team with the bat scoring 60 off just 45 balls and then lit up the stadium with his exceptional fielding in crunch moments. A few members of the Indian Cricket Team, as well as the domestic cricketers, will be attending the wedding too. Karnataka restricted Tamil Nadu to 179 for 6 after posting 180 for 5 on the board. The two looked watchful and took calculated risks with Rahul hitting Ashwin for a couple of boundaries and Padikkal flicking left-arm pacer Natarajan for a six over square-leg.
Pandey and Rohan Kadam ensured that Karnataka did not lose its way in the middle overs, stringing together a 65-run partnership for the fourth wicket. The duo shared 71 runs for the fifth wicket to give Tamil Nadu a glimmer of a hope.