Cricketer Sanju Samson announced that he is set to marry his college classmate in December. The 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman made the official announcement on his official Facebook account.

Posting his photo and that of his fiance Charu, Samson wrote: “…11.11 p.m. on 22nd August 2013 was when I sent a ‘Hi’ to her. From that day till now, almost five years I have waited to put a picture with her and tell the world that I am in love with this special girl.

“We spent time together, but couldn’t walk together publicly. But from today we can. Thanks a lot to our parents for agreeing to this happily.”

“Feeling and always felt really happy and blessed to have someone special like you with me CHARU. I would request everyone to bless us from your heart and greet us with a smile…!!”, the post further read.

Charu’s father B. Ramesh Kumar, a senior journalist, told IANS that the marriage would be held on December 22.

“Both were classmates at the Mar Ivanios College. The marriage has been fixed with the blessings of both the families,” said Kumar.

Charu is presently pursuing her post-graduation. Samson played for Rajasthan Royals in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).

Samson made his debut in the cash-rich IPL in 2013. In the 2018 edition of IPL, the Kerala-born cricketer scored 441 runs from 15 matches he played for his franchise Rajasthan Royals.

The wicketkeeper-batsman has only featured in one T20I for India back in 2015, where he scored 19 runs. However, he has played 130 T20s, with 3011 runs under his belt, his highest being 102.

(With IANS Inputs)