Dhoni to marry Sakshi on Jul 04

Published: Sunday, July 4, 2010, 15:06 [IST]
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Dhoni to marry Sakshi on Jul 04

Dehradun: Indian Cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is getting married to his childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat at a private function here on Sunday.

The Ranchi lad who will turn 29 years old four days later, got engaged to Rawat at around 6.30 p.m. earlier on Saturday in the presence of just family members and close friends.

There were also reports that BCCI President Shashank Manohar had arrived in Dehradun early morning and was attending the occasion.

Amongst the Indian cricketers present on the occasion were Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh.

Bollywood hunk John Ambraham is also reported to have reached Dehradun for the occassion.

The wedding is likely to take place at Vishranti farms here amid tight security and the couple is expected to hold the reception on July 7 in Mumbai.

"It has been on the cards for a long time now, and both families thought the time was right to formalise the relationship," The Indian Express quoted an unnamed relative as saying.

There are reports that both Dhoni and Rawat studied together in DAV Shyamali in Ranchi and their fathers worked together in MECON.

Sakshi Rawat graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management in Aurangabad two months ago.

Dhoni, who made his international debut against Bangladesh in December 2004, has so far played 43 Tests, 166 ODIs and 25 T20s.

Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Cup Twenty20, CB Series of 2007-08, and the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2008 in which they beat Australia 2-0.


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