Cricketer Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal have been blessed with twins, two boys, Kabir Pallikal Karthik & Zian Pallikal Karthik. Both Dipika and Karthik took to their Twitter handles to share the good news on Thursday, October 28! Dipika and Dinesh expressed the wonderful feeling of how they became 5 from 3, the third one being their pet poodle!
The Indian wicketkeeper batter and his squash star wife have been over the moon for being blessed with double happiness and expressed their delight by sharing a picture and announcing the names of their two princes.
And just like that 3 became 5 🤍
Dipika and I have been blessed with two beautiful baby boys 👶
Kabir Pallikal Karthik
Zian Pallikal Karthik
and we could not be happier ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Rc2XqHvPzU
— DK (@DineshKarthik) October 28, 2021
The two got hitched on August 18, 2015, following the Hindu and the Christian ceremony, and since then have kept their private lives under wraps.
Dinesh is currently handling the Cricbuzz Live Panel of the ongoing T20 men’s World Cup. Karthik was also a part of the Indian Premier League and played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in UAE. Though his team reached the finals but lost to Chennai Super Kings by 27 runs!
To the ones not well versed with his wife Dipika, she is an Asian Games and Commonwealth Games medal-winning squash player. She ranks under the top 10 of PSA’s Women’s rankings and is the first Indian woman to achieve that. She broke that record in December 2012! Apart from that, Dipika has also won 3 WISPA tour titles!
Born on September 21, 1991, Dipika started her career in 2006 and belongs to a sports family where her mother, Susan Pallikal was a part of the International Cricket team for India. Pallikal is also likely to compete in the 2022 Commonwealth Games after recovering from her ankle injury!
On the other hand, Dinesh started his career in the year 2004. He has become the 4th Indian batsman to play 300 T20 games, followed by MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Rohit Sharma! His 15-year-old career holds 94 ODIs, and 26 test matches to date!
Born on June 1, 1985, Karthik was earlier married to Nikita Vanjara in the year 2007 and the two got divorced in the year 2012, after which he got engaged to the Indian Squash player Dipika Pallikal in November 2013!
The star couple is extremely happy after the arrival of their newborns and have been even happier in sharing a glimpse of the tiny angels with the whole world! We wish them all the luck for stepping into parenthood and blessings to the little ones!
Meanwhile, the couple has also received lots of love and blessings from their fans and cricket fraternity.
It's now a Family of 🖐🏼 👨👩👦👦🐶💜
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 28, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 28, 2021
Like a true batsman DK converted one into two 😁
Congratulations to both of you. And lots of love and blessings to the little ones 🤗 https://t.co/FCciRjMeqg
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 28, 2021