Manish Pandey ties knot with Tamil actress Ashrita Shetty hours after winning Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
A day after leading Karnataka to the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy title, middle order batsman Manish Pandey tied the knot with Tamil actress Ashrita Shetty in a ceremony in Mumbai on Monday. Pandey, captain of the Karnataka team, scored a brilliant 45-ball 60 on Sunday to help his team reach a competitive total of 180 runs in the final in Surat. The defending champions eventually won the match by 1 run in a cliffhanger of a final against Tamil Nadu. Pandey mentioned in the post-match ceremony that he was getting married the next day.
“Wishing good luck, happiness and lots of love to @im_manishpandey and Ashrita Congratulations!!” Pandey’s IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad tweeted.
Pandey has played 23 one-day internationals and 32 T20 internationals for the Indian cricket team but his career is yet to take off at the biggest stage. He though continues to be a run machine in domestic cricket and has achieved several highs in his domestic career. Pandey was an integral part of Kolkata Knight Riders team, where he won the IPL under Gautam Gambhir’s captaincy. He was picked up for a huge amount by Sunrisers in 2018.
“Looking forward to the India series, but before that there is another important series for me, I am getting married tomorrow,” Pandey said after Karnataka’s win.