Manish Pandey, who has been recently selected for the home series against West Indies, tied knots with the Tamil actress Ashrita Shetty on December 2. The Indian cricketer recently led Karnataka to its one-run victory over Tamil Nadu in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy. The 30-years-old cricketer shone throughout the match and scored a glorious 45-balls 60 in the final.
Ashrita Shetty, meanwhile, is a famous actress who is renown for her work in Udhayam NH4 – alongside Siddharth. She also featured in Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavanigalum and Indrajith among other films.
During the post-match ceremony of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, the victorious skipper of Karnataka stated his happiness for the India-West Indies series.
“Looking forward to the India series, but before that there is another important series for me, I am getting married tomorrow,” Manish said.
Manish Pandey gets selected for the West Indies series
Manish Pandey is a middle-order batsman who recently earned his national call from the team selectors of India. He will feature in the upcoming West Indies series where two old arch-rivals will face each other for three T20Is and as many ODI matches.
The limited-overs cricket will commence from 6th December, where the first T20 match will be held at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The second will take place on 8th December at Greenfield Stadium, while the third T20I will be held at the Wankhede Stadium on 11th December.
In the meantime, the ODI series between the two teams will begin from 15th December at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Earlier this year India cricketers visited the Caribbeans where the hosts were destroyed in all the three formats of cricket played.
On the other hand, Manish hit two sixes and four boundaries during his contributional innings in Karnataka’s 180 runs. He also stitched two valuable partnerships with Devdutt Padikkal and Rohan Kadam. In reply, Tamil Nadu fell just one run short of Karnataka’s total despite some strong batting performances from Vijay Shankar and Baba Aparajith in Surat.
Prior to this tournament, Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu by 60 runs (VJD method) in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, held in Bengaluru.