Indian archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das exchanged rings in an engagement ceremony in Ranchi, and they will tie the knot next year. Wearing a cream and green coloured ‘lehenga-chunhi’, the 24-year-old Deepika was seen performing a traditional puja with the 26-year-old Atanu at her Ratu-Chatti residence Monday.Also Read - MS Dhoni Joins Team India in Dubai For T20 World Cup Campaign as Mentor
Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda and his wife Mira Munda were present on the occasion. After the engagement ceremony, both the archers told the media that 2019 will be a busy year, which will include the Olympic qualifications. Also Read - Shakib Al Hasan Pips Lasith Malinga to Become Highest Wicket-Taker in T20Is
“So we have decided to tie the knot around November next year,” Das and Deepika, who were part of the Indian contingent at Rio Olympics, said. Also Read - T20 World Cup: #Ban Pak Cricket Trends on Twitter Ahead of Blockbuster Clash Against Virat Kohli-Led India
A former world number one and a Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Deepika has slipped to no five currently.
A two-time Olympian, Deepika has won three silver medals and one bronze in World Cup Finals but has repeatedly failed to make a mark at the Olympics.
Kolkata’s Das, who is world number 17, has been a regular in the men’s recurve team, but has flattered to deceive in showpiece events, and returned empty-handed from the Asian Games in Indonesia.