It is said that Sakshi Singh Rawat's family was not happy with rumours doing around MS Dhoni's alleged love life. He was earlier linked to Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone (he publicly declared his admiration for her), South Indian actress Asin Thottumkal and a few others. Owing to this, the families of the bride and the groom decided to advance the wedding. Moreover, Dhoni's tight cricket calender next year meant that they should tie the knot this year or a year later.
MS Dhoni married 21-year-old Sakshi, a hotel management graduate, at a luxurious resort on July 4 following their engagement on the previous day. Only a few selected people close to the couple were invited to the wedding. Important personalities who attended the marriage ceremony included ICC chief Sharad Pawar, BCCI President Shashank Manohar, former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, actor John Abraham, Bollywood director Farah Khan and cricketers R. P. Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra and Suresh Raina.