Written By: Aashish Vashistha
May 11, 2022 (New Delhi): Love is not always beautiful as it looks, Sometimes it can be fatal and can ruin lives of many. A love triangle is something that disturbs the lives of people involved especially when someone married falls in love and ruins the lives of all involved in the triangle. Indian cricketers Dinesh Karthik and Murali Vijay were involved in such a love triangle. Both, who were once good friends turned enemies and the reason behind all this lead to Karthik’s divorce from his first wife Nikita Vanjara.
In the year 2007, 21-year-old Dinesh Karthik married his childhood friend Nikita Vanjara. Nikita’s father and Dinesh’s father were good friends and their children grew up together. Both families had agreed to marry off their kids and as soon as they reached the marriageable age, the two tied the knot in Mumbai. As per reports, almost after 5 years of marriage, Nikita started losing interest in Kartik and fell in love with Murali Vijay who was Karthik’s teammate in Tamil Nadu.
In 2012, Tamil Nadu were playing a crucial Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Karnataka, and during this match, Karthik came to know about his wife’s affair with Murali Vijay. The incident led Karthik to take a divorce from her wife immediately. Soon after Karthik divorced Nikita, In 3 months she was pregnant with a boy. Soon, Nikita and Murali Vijay got married and the matter of divorce was handled by both sides very quickly and calmly. As of today, Murali Vijay and Nikita are parents of 3 children.
After all this, Karthik and Vijay had to play together. In 2018, both even got called up for the Indian Test team for the England tour of India. While surely it was a very awkward moment, both were not spotted communicating during the series as both friends turned foes. After double betrayals from friend and wife, Dinesh Karthik went into depression. He became mentally ill. He could not easily forget this deception of his wife and friend Murali. He got drunk. He started drinking alcohol from morning till evening as he became ‘Devdas’. He was dropped from the Indian team. He was failing in Ranji Trophy as well. He was also replaced with the captaincy of Tamil Nadu team.
Dinesh Karthik found true love when in 2015 he met Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal and it was proved to be a Blessing In Disguise. They were said to be taking fitness sessions under the same coach. Deepika used to hate cricketers and she believed that the kind of hype and fame they get overshadows other sportspersons. However, after a few meetings with Karthik, she was proved wrong and both fell in love and started dating each other. In August 2015, both tied the knot. This setback story of Dinesh Kartik is an example that why one should never give up in the most difficult moments of their life as there is a light at the end of the tunnel.