A close family friend of Dhoni told the reporters that the engagement was at hotel Bhagirath in Dehradun. He added that a few close friends of him were present for the ceremony besides his family members. Media was kept away and engagement was done in a very secretive manner.
29-year-old Dhoni and Sakshi, 23, had been school friends since their early school days in Ranchi. Their fathers were colleagues in MECON before Rawats moved to Dehradun after retirement.
Sources also said that both of them had been seeing each other after two years. They holidayed together in Mussoorie and Dehradun, before the engagement.
When asked about the date of their marriage, the friend said that it is not yet confirmed. Day will be decided very soon. He added that Dhoni will tie the knot may be after the Australian series at home, during October 2010.