Sanju Samson, the wicket-keeper batsman of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals, announced on 9 September that he is set to marry his college classmate in December this year.

Samson took to Facebook to make the announcement, “…11.11 p.m. on 22nd August 2013 was when I sent a ‘Hi’ to her. From that day till now, almost five years I have waited to put a picture with her and tell the world that I am in love with this special girl.”

His post read, “We spent time together, but couldn’t walk together publicly. But from today we can. Thanks a lot to our parents for agreeing to this happily.”

Charu’s father B Ramesh Kumar, a senior journalist in IANS, told the news agency that the marriage would be held on 22 December.

“Both were classmates at the Mar Ivanios College here. The marriage has been fixed with the blessings of both the families,” said Kumar.

Charu is presently pursuing her post-graduation.

-With IANS inputs.