One of the most eligible bachelors in the country is no longer single. Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, 29, got engaged to girlfriend Sakshi Singh Rawat, 21, at a secret ceremony in a resort about 20 km from Dehradun.
<b1>The two had reportedly met at a party in Bipasha Basu’s house in Mumbai in December 2007 to celebrate the release of her film Race. Their families knew each other from Ranchi. They began dating shortly after.
Sakshi graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management in Aurangabad two months ago.
Though Dhoni has been linked to a string of actresses in the past, talk about him and the low-profile Sakshi started when they were first seen together in Aurangabad. When the cricket star trimmed his famed locks, it was attributed to Sakshi, who reportedly doesn’t like him with long hair. She is said to have been present when he was getting his haircut.
According to a person who was present at the venue, she wore a lemon coloured sari on the occasion. He wasn’t spotted till the time of going to press.
Media was not allowed into the venue. Only close family and a few members of the Indian cricket team — including Ashish Nehra and Harbhajan Singh — were present.