India’s Hockey Captain Weds Malaysian
India men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh has married his long-time fiancee Illi Saddique in Jalandhar, Punjab.
According to Olympic Channel, the pair met when Manpreet was captaining the junior Indian hockey team at the Sultan of Johor Cup in 2012.
The couple got engaged in February 2014 and were set to marry in April this year. However, it was pushed back due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Saddique had to get special permission from the Malaysian authorities and India’s Home Affairs Ministry to fly to India for the wedding.
The wedding was attended by family members, friends and Manpreet’s India team-mates.
Saddique has asserted that Manpreet’s will still be focusing on hockey even after marriage and she would be supporting him to make India proud in the Olympic, which was scheduled to be held next year.
Manpreet first played for India in 2011 when he was 19 and was named Asia’s “Junior Player of the Year” in 2014. He has been India’s captain since May 2017.