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Ishant Sharma to wed basketball star Pratima Singh on December 9

Ishant Sharma returned to the Indian cricket team’s Test squad against England after missing the three-match series against New Zealand

cricket Updated: Nov 04, 2016 14:22 IST
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Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma will marry Pratima Singh on December 9.(Instagram)

Ishant Sharma, who has made a return to the Indian Test team, should enjoy a huge slice of Lady Luck during the upcoming series against England. The lanky Indian pacer will wed his fiancee Pratima Singh on December 9.

Ishant Sharma made a return to the Test squad after missing the three Tests versus New Zealand due to chikungunya. He got engaged to basketball player Pratima on June 19.

Ishant Sharma was recently in Varanasi, Pratima’s hometown. He sought divine blessings in the old city’s famous temples and the sacred ghats.

The 28-year-old Ishant Sharma is expected to lead India’s pace attack with Mohammed Shami when the first Test against England starts in Rajkot on November 9. He has taken 209 wickets in 72 Tests. His last Test was in Port-of-Spain in August this year.

Ishant Sharma has taken 209 wickets in 72 Tests and he is making a comeback into the team after missing the New Zealand series due to illness. (AFP)

Delhi lad Ishant’s wedding falls on Day 2 of the fourth Test against England in Mumbai. The national selectors have named the squad for the first two Tests only.

Pratima Singh has played for India in international basketball events, including the Asian Games. She is the youngest among five sisters.