India’s fast bowler Ishant Sharma got engaged to Pratima Singh, member of Indian Women’s Basketball Team in a closed personal ceremony in Delhi on Sunday. Pratima comes from Varanasi’s “Basketball Family of India” as four out of the five sisters have either played or are playing for Indian national team. Her sisters Divya, Akanksha & Prashanti have represented Indian Women’s Basketball Team. Prashanti is the current captain of the team. Priyanka, another sister of Pratima is an NIS basketball coach.
Ishant Sharma is one of India’s best fast bowlers in Test cricket. Sharma has been a part of Indian cricket team for a very long time, but he has been in and out of the team due to his poor form and injuries. Ishant last played for new IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, in the recently concluded IPL 2016.
Ishant Sharma is preparing for the upcoming four-match Test series against the West Indies in the Carribean which is scheduled in July 2016. Ishant Sharma was not picked for India’s ongoing tour of Zimbabwe and today’s event may have had a part to play in it.
Pratima, who started playing basketball in 2003, came up the junior levels before captaining the Junior Girls National team in 2008. She upheld the basketball legacy of her family and is an integral member of the Indian national team at present. Ishant and Pratima have been friends for very long.