Dinesh Karthik misses wifey Dipika Pallikal and their holidays on her birthday. See photos

Updated: 22 September, 2020 10:30 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Karthik, captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), is currently in the UAE for the ongoing Indian Premier League

Dinesh Karthik with wife Dipika Pallikal. Pic courtesy/Dinesh Karthik's Instagram account
Dinesh Karthik with wife Dipika Pallikal. Pic courtesy/Dinesh Karthik's Instagram account

India cricketer Dinesh Karthik took to social media to wish wife Dipika Pallikal, who turned 29 on Monday.

Karthik took to social media site Instagram to share a couple of pictures for his 9,13,000 followers and wrote: "Going down memory lane to celebrate @dipikapallikal's big day! Happy birthday to the best squash player I know, missing you and our travels a lot!!! but ps #CatchFeelingsNotFlights unless absolutely necessary because it's corona times!!!"

Dinesh Karthik, captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), is currently in the UAE for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).

Also Read: IPL 2020: Besides Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, someone must step up for KKR

Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal found love in each other and got engaged in November 2013. Two years later in August 2015, Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal Karthik tied the knot in traditional Christian and Hindu ceremonies.

Dipika Pallikal is a Commonwealth Games gold medallist as well as a two-time silver medallist. She has also won three bronze medals and a silver at the Asian Games. Dipka has a total of 11 titles in her squash career.

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    Dipika Pallikal Karthik is a professional Indian squash player who has participated in Indian doubles as well as singles competitions.

    In picture: Dipika Pallikal dons a sexy black swimsuit in this photoshoot

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    Dipika Pallikal Karthik is the first Indian female player to enter the top 10 for the PSA rankings in 2012. It has been her highest ranking to date.

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    Dipika Pallikal was born in a Malayalam family in Chennai. Her parents are Sanjiv and Susan Pallikal. Her mother Susan is a former Indian women's cricketer.

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    Dipika Pallikal first turned pro back in 2006. But it was after many ups and downs that the 27-year-old squash star began to find her rhythm in 2011.

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    Dipika Pallikal Karthik came into the limelight after her performance at the World Squash Championships in 2012.

    In pic: Dipika Pallikal in a cold shoulder dress at a shoot.

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    Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal were engaged in November 2013. The couple got married in traditional Christian and Hindu ceremonies on 18th and 20th August 2015 respectively.

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal caught in a fun and candid moment on her wedding day

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    After citing inequality in prize money Dipika Pallikal Karthik refused to be part of the National Squash Championships from 2012-2015. It was only in 2016, that the equal prize money was agreed upon.

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal with her husband and Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik on a yacht

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal with her husband and Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik

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    In picture: Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal during one of their vacations

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik during their Diwali celebrations.

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal in her saree for her Indian-styled wedding to Dinesh Karthik

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    Dipika Pallikal is known for her doubles partnership with Joshna Chinappa.

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    Dipika Pallikal Karthik  is a Commonwealth Games gold medallist as well as a two-time silver medallist. 

    In picture: Dipika Pallikal poses in a bikini in a swimming pool

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    Dipika Pallikal Karthik has also won three bronze medals and a silver medal at the Asian Games. Dipka has a total of 11 titles in her squash career.

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    Two years later in 2014, Dipika Pallikal Karthik won the Padma Shri award.

    In picture: Dipika Pallikal during a photoshoot for Vogue India

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    In 2012, Dipika Pallikal Karthik won the Arjuna Award.

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    Dipika Pallikal shared this photo from one of her holidays with Dinesh Karthik and wrote. "Whisked away by the husband to this heavenly place #dpdkadventures #beachsunwinerepeat!"

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal rocks this black and silver saree just before she attends an event

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal gets her cute quotient on in a traditional salwar kameez

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal looks dazzling in this pink ghagra choli

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal sports shades and shorts during her vacation in Maldives

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal showing off her ear-rings and her hairdo

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal poses with a friend during a holiday

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal in a cool pose with her friend during a holiday

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal and her close friend in Maldives

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    In picture: Dipika Pallikal poses with her pet dog

First Published: 22 September, 2020 09:10 IST

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