Lesser-known facts about Dinesh Karthik’s wife Dipika Pallikal

May 20, 2024

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Dipika Pallikal, the spouse of Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik, has been excelling as a professional Indian squash player since 2006. With three WSA titles under her belt, she stands as the sole Indian achiever in this regard. Hailing from Kerala, Dipika harbored a profound passion for sports from a young age.

Renowned for her composed demeanour and unwavering backing of her husband’s endeavours, she is esteemed as a top-rated athlete herself. Despite her inclination towards privacy, she has gradually become a recognizable figure in the cricketing sphere.

Unveiling the unknown facts about Dipika Pallikal

1. Dipika, born on September 21, 1991, hails from a sports-oriented family. Her mother, Susan Pallikal, a former international women’s cricketer, likely instilled in her an early love for sports.

Dipika Pallikal (PC-Twitter)

2. Dipika completed her schooling at the Indian School Muscat in Oman before continuing her education at Ethiraj College for Women in Chennai, India. It was during this time that she transitioned from cricket to squash, demonstrating her versatility across sports.

Dipika (PC-Twitter)

3. Dipika has carved a remarkable career in squash. She is the sole Indian female to break into the top 10 rankings of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), a testament to her talent and dedication.

Dipika profession (PC-Twitter)

4. Dipika’s achievements in squash have earned her prestigious accolades, including the Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri in 2014, marking her as a trailblazer in Indian squash history.

Dipika Pallikal award (PC-Twitter)

5. In August 2015, Dipika tied the knot with cricketer Dinesh Karthik. The couple exchanged vows first according to Christian rituals on the 18th and then Hindu rituals on the 20th.

Dipika and Dinesh Marriage (PC-Twitter)

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6. The couple has been blessed with twin boys, Kabir and Zuan, born on October 18, 2021.

Proud Parents (PC-Twitter)

7. Dipika maintains an active presence on social media platforms, particularly Instagram, where she shares insights into her personal life, training routines, and advocacy efforts. With a massive following of 559k, she engages with fans and promotes squash and women’s sports.

Dipika Instagram (PC-Twitter)

8. As a Grade A contractual player with the Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI), Dipika receives a monthly salary of Rs 2 lakh rupees, reflecting her standing as one of India’s top squash athletes.

Net Worth of Dipika (PC-Twitter)

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