After Yuvraj Singh and Ishant Sharma, Punjab cricketer Mandeep Singh is set to round off the wedding season by getting married to his girlfriend Jagdeep Jaswal on December 25.
The wedding will be solemnised at a gurudwara near his hometown Phagwara, Jalandhar followed by a function at a resort on the Jalandhar-Phagwara road.
Mandeep, who made his T20 debut against Zimbabwe under MS Dhoni earlier this year, was also a member of the ODI team which played the visiting New Zealand team. India won the series but Mandeep, known for his stroke play, did not get a chance to make his debut.
Speaking from Jalandhar, Mandeep said, “Now that Jagdeep will be with me forever, I’m surely going to make my ODI debut soon.”
Mandeep met Jagdeep on a social-networking site in 2013. After getting to know each other, they first met in Amritsar in 2013. A resident of Newcastle in England, the 21-year-old Jagdeep is a makeup artist.
After Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj, whose partners hail from England, Mandeep is the third cricketer marrying a British citizen. “It’s a coincidence. Bhajji paaji was, in fact, joking about it.
“I have invited my Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammates, including AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli as well as Chris Gayle for the wedding. AB and Gayle might not be able to come due to their cricketing engagements,” said Mandeep, adding, “It would have been great having them and seeing them do bhangra,” said the 24-year-old Mandeep, who has represented India in the U-19 World Cup, and is touted to be a future prospect in T20 and ODIs.
Yuvraj and Harbhajan are also expected to attend the reception on December 30.