Saina Nehwal confirms marriage with Parupalli Kashyap

Ace badminton players Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap are set to get married on December 16, the player confirmed.

The news of their wedding was swirling for quite some time now. Speaking to the Times of India, Nehwal said” I will get busy with the Premier Badminton League from December 20 and then qualifiers for the Tokyo Games will begin. So this was the only date that we had to get married.”

Taking further about her relationship, the player revealed that the duo was dating since 2007. “We started travelling for bigger tours from 2007-08 onwards. We played tournaments together, trained together and slowly, started paying more attention to each other’s matches. In the competitive world that we live in, it is difficult to get close to someone. But somehow we both found it very easy to talk to each other, talk about our matches. The feeling gradually grew,” she added.

The Hyderabad-duo were trained under Pullela Gopichand since 2005. Saina has won 20 major titles, an Olympic bronze and a silver at the World Championships while Kashyap is a Commonwealth Games Gold winner in 2014.

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