Rajasthan Royals star Shreyas Gopal gets engaged

Karnataka and Rajasthan Royals spinner Shreyas Gopal entered a new phase of his life after getting engaged to his long-time girlfriend Nikitha Shiv on August 11.

Shiv shared a collection of pictures making the announcement on her Instagram account. Calling it the ‘Easiest “Yes” I have ever said’ in the caption, she revealed that the couple had been dating for the past 2.5 years before exchanging rings on Wednesday. “Can’t wait to be weird together for the rest of our lives”, she added in the caption, before announcing that the “countdown is officially on”.

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The post carried four pictures of the couple sharing the special moment in a private setting. A host of personalities from the cricketing community, including teammates Karun Nair and Mahipal Lomror, among others, congratulated the two on the post.

According to her bio, Shiv handles Brand & Marketing for Louis Philippe, while being the founder & CEO of The Mana Network and the founder of BAR Episodes.

The 27-year-old Shreyas Gopal has been Karnataka’s premier all-rounder ever since his first-class debut for the state in 2013, also featuring extensively in List A and T20 matches for them over the years. He currently plays for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. So far, he has played 47 IPL matches, picking up 48 wickets, and has also claimed a hat-trick in the competition.

Everyone at Nitwik Sports wishes the new couple a lifetime of happiness