After his stellar performance in Nidahas Trophy finals against Bangladesh, cricketer Dinesh Karthik is in news, especially after he hit a six on last ball of the match.
While his fans are now eagerly awaiting for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 to begin so as to see him in action again, many are not aware of his equally qualified and famous wife Dipika Palikal Karthik.
Just like DK, Dipika too is a professional sportsperson and represents India in the field of squash.
She is currently ranked 20th in World Rankings and 2nd in India Rankings. What’s more, she has already been awarded Arjuna award and Padma Shri by the Indian government and is considered a huge role model for many sportswomen across India.
On the International front, Dipika has won many tournaments and has already got an Asian Games Bronze medal and a Commonwealth Games Gold medal under her belt.
Just like DK’s fans are waiting for his performance in IPL 2018, her fans are waiting to see Dipika in action at this year’s CWG where she would be defending her Gold medal.
Besides Squash, Dipika is also a known Brand Ambassador for sports365.in which is an online store selling sports goods and fitness equipment.
She is a woman who is far beyond her time and has always led by example.
She boycotted National Championship Squash competition for three years (2012 until 2015) due to the inequality in prize money as women National Champions were awarded only 40 per cent of what their men counterpart got.
She only returned to National Championship in 2016 when equal prize money was finally agreed upon and went on to upset Joshna Chinappa (who is also her doubles partner) and win the title.
Unfortunately, India is a country where people only focus on cricket and cricketers and other sportspeople like her don’t get as much attention as they deserve. Thus, despite her huge success, she is relatively unknown as compared to her cricketer husband.
Dipika is also a style icon and would have become a model or an actor had she not ventured into professional Squash.
While we have no doubt about the fact that she is a very talented and amazing Squash player, here are few pictures which prove that she would have been an equally amazing model had she ventured into the modeling industry.
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