The popularity of cricket is blooming at an alarming pace, thanks to its short version of the game - T20. Thrills, excitement, and drama make any match even more interesting. Fans are eager to know about popular players as well as their personal lives. Rahul Dravid, the former RCB captain, is one such cricketer who has earned respect from all corners of the world. He married his friend Dr. Vijeta Pendharkar. Let’s look at their appealing love story.
Mr. Cool, the wall, Mr. Dependable, and whatnot! Rahul Dravid is a player who garners respect from everyone. Born on 11th January 1973, Rahul belongs to a Brahmin family. His father Sharad worked in a jam and preserves factory. Rahul was selected for the Indian team while he was studying MBA, and the rest as we know is history. His adorable love story is simple yet interesting.
Born in 1976, Vijetha Pendharkar is the daughter of a retired Wing Commander. Her mother is a dietician. The nature of her father’s job led to love between Vijetha and Rahul Dravid. Vijetha’s family had to move every once in a while due to the nature of his father’s job. After retirement, the family settled in Nagpur where Vijetha got her medical surgeon degree in 2002.
The Pendharkars and the Dravids have known each other for more than 35 years. Since Vijetha’s dad was a wing commander, their family stayed in Bangalore from 1968 to 1971. This is where the friendship between the two families began. Later, Sharad (Rahul’s father) had worked in Nagpur for a while, and that’s where young Rahul and Vijetha became good friends.
Vijetha’s friends always believed that Rahul Dravid had a liking for Vijetha as he used to visit her in Nagpur whenever he got a chance. When their friendship started blooming, their families understood that the duo might turn their friendship into a wedding. Within no time, the date of marriage was fixed.
Rahul Dravid, being a cricketer would live in the spotlight. However, Vijetha was oblivious to it. When the media came to know about Rahul and Vijetha’s wedding, they started digging for information about Vijetha and her family. Both the families got alarmed about media attention and felt uncomfortable. The Pendharkars and the Dravids have led a simple life. Also, Rahul and Vijetha had been shy by nature. So, they averted the media in this respect.
Both the families fixed Rahul-Vijetha’s wedding for 2002. However, the marriage was delayed due to the 2003 World Cup as Rahul had to practise a lot. So, the families decided to host a simple engagement ceremony while delaying the date of marriage.
Vijetha and Rahul Dravid got married on 4th May 2003. It was a simple yet traditional wedding that took place at the Border Security Force Training Center on the outskirts of Bangalore. The groom and the bride wore traditional attire for their big day. The ceremony began at 9.30 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m. A lavish lunch was organised for wedding guests at a five-star hotel. The hotel also served as a venue for the reception.
Rahul Dravid records are extremely captivating, and so is his love story. Vijetha and Rahul Dravid may be famous but they’re like any other regular couple. Yet, their love story was unique and stayed untouched due to their shy nature. It would be interesting to see their two sons taking to cricket in the coming years.
What is the favourite food of Rahul Dravid?
The cricketer loves buttery crab the most than any other dish.
What is the highest score of Rahul in test cricket?
His highest score stands at 270 against Pakistan.
Who is the favourite Indian hero of Rahul?
He is a big fan of Aamir Khan.