When two people fall in love with each other, nothing in the world can stop them. Be it religion, caste, age, distance or even profession! Our cricketers have proven this time and again. We have witnessed many cricketers who have fallen head over heels for gorgeous Bollywood heroines. Such couples are a treat for both the cricket fans as well as the fans of movies. We bring you a list of Indian cricketers who fell in love with Bollywood actors.
Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge
The most recently married couple celebrity Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge kept their affair under wraps for a long time. Despite continuous speculations about their affair, the two never spoke about their relationship in public. The first confirmation about the two came when they attended cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s wedding together in January 2016. Last year in April, both announced that they were engaged on their social media accounts and broke the internet. They tied the knot on 23 November this year that was attended by their family and close friends.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
The heartthrob of the nation and captain of team India, Virat Kohli and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma are one of the most popular couple of recent times. Both of them have been seen hand in hand on many public platforms. They don’t even shy away from expressing love for each other on social media. These two love birds have never officially announced their relationship, but Viral has always been vocal about the importance of Anushka in his life. Their PDA is more than adorable. Most recently, they were seen together in an advertisement for a clothing line and of course, broke the internet.
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
For star cricketer Yuvraj Singh and British-Mauritian model Hazel Keech love wasn’t on cards. They met randomly for a cup of coffee. According to Yuvraj, Hazel would usually agree to meet him on messages but but on the day of the meeting she would switch off her mobile and go incommunicado. He had a tough time wooing the gorgeous lady. They finally got married in January 2016. Their wedding was a private ceremony attended by Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, Zaheer and Sagarika among others. The two look a match made in heaven.
Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra
Harbhajan Singh met Geeta at an event through a common friend and love sparked immediately between the two. Geeta is a well know name in the Punjabi film industry and has worked in Bollywood movies too. The two got married in Jalandhar in 2015 after eight long years of courtship. They have a little daughter Hinaya. Harbhajan has said that marriage and fatherhood has changed him and made him more responsible.
Mohammad Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani
Former cricketer and captain of the Indian cricket team, Mohammad Azharuddin met actress Sangeeta Bijlani on the set of an ad shoot and fell in love at first sight. The two had a controversial affair and were a much talked about couple. Azhar was already married but wanted to discontinue his marriage with wife Naureen. He divorced his wife and got married to Sangeeta in 1996. However, the celebrity couple parted ways in 2010 after their divorce.
Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Legendary cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi fell in love with veteran actress Sharmila Tagore. Sharmila was so much in love with Mansoor that she even converted to Islam and changed her name to Ayesha Sultana. The two got married in 1969 and became proud parents to three kids- Saif, Soha and Saba. While Saif and Soha are well known names in the movie industry, Saba is an entrepreneur. Sharmila and Mansoor had a very successful marriage.