On her return after winning the historic Gold medal at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, a birthday gift was waiting for wrestler Vinesh Phogat at the Delhi airport. The wrestler returned on Saturday which was also her 24th birthday.
And the day was indeed made special for her. Soon after Vinesh touched down in Delhi, her long-term boyfriend and former national-level wrestler Somveer Rathi gifted her an engagement ring. The duo exchanged engagement rings at the airport in the presence of Vinesh’s uncle Mahavir Phogat and Somveer’s mother.
Since it was her birthday, Somveer wanted to get engaged on Saturday itself. But as she reached late in the night, he rushed to the airport and exchanged rings there itself. The two have known each other for the last seven years. She had earlier posted a picture of herself with Somveer on a social networking site with a caption: “The best decision I ever made! Glad you pinned me for life.”