The Indian sportspersons seem to be making the most of the wedding season. After Yuvraj Singh and Ishant Sharma, football hotshot Sunil Chhetri has now decided to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend Sonam Bhattacharya early next year.
The Indian football captain reportedly flew down to Kolkata on 15 December to confirm the talks with Sonam's father Subroto Bhattacharya - the mentor of the Indian football team.
Sonam's father, a former Mohun Bagan captain and club legend, gave his approval and wants the marriage to take place around February-March. “Yes, Sunil came and met us. They have been in a relationship and I think they should be happy for the rest of their lives,” Bhattacharya told Hindustan Times today.
“I have seen Sunil grow as a footballer. I got him to Kolkata Maidan in 2003 and he has improved as a footballer. I can compare him to Xavier Pius of our times. He is a good lad and I like his innocence,” he added.
Two weeks back, the social media was abuzz after Chhetri posted a picture wishing Sonam on her 28th birthday on Instagram.
A photo posted by chetri_sunil11 (@chetri_sunil11) on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:18pm PST
Sonam, who turned 28 recently, has studied business management from Scotland and runs two hotels in Kolkata's Salt Lake area.
Ironically, Lionel Messi, who is Chhetri's football icon, also announced his wedding plans with long-time girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo on 15 December.
A photo posted by Leo Messi (@leomessi) on Sep 4, 2016 at 3:32pm PDT
A photo posted by Leo Messi (@leomessi) on May 23, 2015 at 1:34pm PDT
A photo posted by AntoRoccuzzo88 (@antoroccuzzo88) on Jul 13, 2016 at 2:59pm PDT
A photo posted by AntoRoccuzzo88 (@antoroccuzzo88) on Aug 28, 2016 at 3:35am PDT
Looks like, the Indian football sensation is following in the footsteps of his icon.