Mumbai, Jan 16: Zaheer Khan first met Isha Sharvani in 2005 and since then they have been close friends.
The two have now decided to tie the knot by the end of March, reports Mumbai Mirror.
The report quotes a close friend of the couple : "Recently,their families met and finalised the wedding details.
A final decision will be taken when Zaheer returns from the ongoing Australian tour. If they don't marry in March, they will do so in October. But they are keen on March,"
Zaheer emerged the highest wicket taker in the World Cup last year, and his parents had then insisted on him getting married.
The report says, the reception is slated to be a grand affair, with the Indian cricket team and quite a few Bollywood personalities on the guest list.
Jab They Met
In 2005, Isha was performing when the touring Australian team was leaving India, and that's when the two met.
It wasn't exactly love at first sight but they kept meeting at social dos, till one day,Zaheer proposed.
Isha was totally smitten by the cricketer,and they got into a strong relationship for two years till they called it quits in 2007,after which they didn't stay in touch.
They got together again in 2010, trying to make things work.
Zaheer even bought a new flat in Parel, where Isha moved in; they were planning to tie the knot last year itself. But things went a bit sour although they soon reconciled, deciding this time around that they needed to legalise their relationship.
Says their friend: "All their friction is a thing of the past. Every couple has their share of ups and downs and this one is no exception. Anyway, it's wedding bells for them in March."