Talking about his wedding during the post-match presentation after lifting the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament in Surat on Sunday, the 30-year-old said, “Before that (the next India series), there is one more series to come, getting married tomorrow. So hopefully, it will be a good one.”
Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy won. But @im_manishpandey still has a lot to look forward to.
Here’s more from the post-match presentation ceremony https://t.co/i4m5FVGndI#KARvTN @paytm #MushtaqAliT20 pic.twitter.com/uLjuOF8ztL
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) December 1, 2019
The skipper led from the front with a sublime half-century before the bowlers produced a team effort to help Karnataka defend their title, beating Tamil Nadu by one run in a thrilling final on Sunday.
The cricketer will be travelling by road from Surat to Mumbai to join his family for the wedding.
Manish and Ashrita’s close friends and relatives are expected to be in attendance for the wedding.
A few members of the national cricket team along with domestic cricketers will also reportedly attend the wedding.
26-year-old actor Ashrita Shetty is a familiar face in the South industry and has featured in hit films like Udhayam NH4, Indrajith, Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum.
Earlier on Sunday, sent into bat, Karnataka made a challenging 180 for five, riding on skipper Manish Pandey’s 45-ball unbeaten 60 and useful contribution from Rohan Kadam (35), Devdutt Padikkal (32) and KL Rahul (22).
And then Karnataka bowlers dished out a fine death over bowling display to restrict Tamil Nadu to 179 for six in their 20 overs.
All Tamil Nadu batsmen got starts but failed to capitalise on them. All-rounder Vijay Shankar top-scored with a 44 off 27 balls while Baba Aparajith made 40 off 25 balls. The duo shared 71 runs for the fifth wicket to give Tamil Nadu a glimmer of a hope.
Manish has represented India in 23 one-day internationals and 32 T20Is so far, scoring one hundred in the ODI format.
With PTI inputs