Proposals at ground bring no luck to Team India
Team India could not win the second ODI against Australia but an Indian management graduate did win the heart of an Australian woman at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday.
Dipen Mandaliya, who hails from Bangalore and is a Project and Reporting Analyst at Jetstar Australia went down on his knees and a ring in hand proposed to his Australian girlfriend Rose Wimbush in full view of 25,000 spectators.
And yes, she accepted the proposal and said ‘yes’ before being stunned and waiting for a few seconds.
Dipen has studied at Venkat International Public School and St. Joseph’s College of Commerce in Bangalore before moving to Australia, where he studied Aviation and Maritime Transportation Management at University of Sydney.
Both Dipen and Rose, for obvious reasons, have been backing different teams in the ongoing series between India and Australia teams. As the jovial couple hugged and kissed after the big moment, their union was approved by none other than Aussie star cricketer Glenn Maxwell, who watched the incident on the big screen.
This, however, is not the first couple who got limelight at the cricket ground.
During India’s match against England at Lord’s two years ago, the camera zoomed in on a couple, Charan Gill and Pavan Bains, seated in the stadium, when Bains decided to express his feelings to his girlfriend, Gill. He then went down on his knees and proposed to her with a ring.
On both occasions India had lost the match.
“May be proposals are bad luck for the Indian team,” Pawan Bains, when contacted in London and reminded him about the fresh incident, said.
“Very best wishes to the new happy couple. Hopefully the next proposal leads to an Indian victory because they lost at Lord’s as well when I proposed to my now-wife,” he hoped.