Pratima Singh reveals her love story with the fast pacer of Indian cricket, Ishant Sharma

Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma has never been in the news for his personal life unlike his other Team mates. Hence, the news about his engagement with India’s basketball star Pratima Singh took everyone by surprise.

His fiancee, however, disclosed the other side of Ishant that his fans hardly know about.Speaking to the Times of India, Pratima termed the lanky pacer as one of the most romantic guys in the world. She also shed light on how he eventually proposed to her.

“He’s the most decent guy around and extremely caring. We have been dating for quite a few years and I feel he’s the best guy in the world. Oh, he’s the most romantic guy in the world. But only I’m privy to that aspect of his personality. He proposed to me in a car with roses and gifts.”

Interestingly, India’s women’s basketball team captain Akanksha Singh (Pratima’s elder sister) helped fix the match between the duo.

“Ishant met my sister three years ago when my friend and I had organised a basketball tournament for women players in Delhi. Ishant had come along with my friend. We are five siblings (four sisters and one brother) and extremely close. So, when Ishant asked her out for the first time, Pratima, who is the innocent darling of the house, came running to me to ask if it was alright. Ishant is a decent guy so I gave a go ahead because I trusted him. I’m glad that they are going to tie the knot. It will be a December wedding, though the date hasn’t been finalised yet,” Akanksha added.

After Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma, Ishant is the new joiner to the list of cricketing stars who have recently exchanged rings with their soul mates.

However, the right-hander took on social media to announce his engagement and express his love with a heartfelt message.

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