Badminton stars Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap are set to get married on December 16, 2018. Former world number one Saina confirmed reports that had been circulating in the media for quite some time. Opening on her marriage with 32-year-old Kashyap, Saina Nehwal said that the time was right to exchange marriage vows. Both the badminton players, who have been training with Pullela Gopichand since 2005, are said to have been dating for the past 10 years. Saia, 28, said she had started dating Kashyap in 2007 after they began going on tours together but delayed the marriage in order to focus on their careers.
"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," Saina said. Saina said she did not have to break the news to her parents as they had sensed it already. Saina, who won a bronze at the recent Asian Games in Jakarta, is currently 11th in the world badminton rankings. The wedding, to be held on December 16, will be the latest after a string of high-profile sports couples tied the knot.