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India cricketer Mandeep Singh set to join Ishant, Yuvraj in the married club

Mandeep Singh, who made his debut for India in the Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe in 2016, is set to get married on December 25.

cricket Updated: Dec 16, 2016 21:30 IST
Shalini Gupta
Shalini Gupta
Hindustan Times
Mandeep Singh,Yuvraj Singh,Ishant Sharma
Mandeep Singh will tie the knot with his girlfriend Jagdeep Jaswal on December 25.(HT Photo)

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 Singh is the fourth Indian cricketer after Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Ishant Sharma to tie the knot in the last one year. (HT Photo)

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.

First Published: Dec 16, 2016 21:30 IST