With the emergence of exclusive wealth, world cricket has advanced in leaps and bounds. Cricket is a very influential and highly celebrated sport in India; despite being the second most popular sport in the globe. Professional cricketers are now considered not only as celebrities, but also as brands, fitness figures, and financially viable individuals, with some even entering Forbes' list of the world's wealthiest people and becoming the star in social media and brand ambassadors for major corporations. They've become extremely well-known all around the world and are leading the life of their dreams.
Cricketers and actresses have had a symbiotic relationship since Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi fell completely in love with Sharmila Tagore. Not only that, but we frequently noticed cricketers at premieres and Bollywood actresses at matches. Many famous Indian players have married beautiful Bollywood actresses or models over the years. Here are the top 5 cricketers who have struck up a lovely partnership not just on the cricketing field, but also in life.
Yuvraj Singh's journey has been full of ups and downs as a famous all-rounder player, cancer survivor, and heartbroken lover. While he is now wedded to the love of his life, their love angle was far from dreamy. In 2011, Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech met for the first time at a friend's birthday party, but it took them years to become a pair. They married in 2016 after getting engaged on a beach in Bali in 2015. In Chandigarh, the two tied the knot according to Sikh wedding traditions.
After a tough relationship experience, Zaheer Khan rediscovered his love for actress Sagarika Ghatge, who is well known for her appearance in Shah Rukh Khan's 'Chak De! India.' Zaheer and Sagarika had preferred to keep silent about their relationship. The pair made their first public appearance as a couple at cricketer Yuvraj Singh's marriage ceremony. For nine months, the lovers had been dating. Unlike other celebrities, they chose a court marriage in 2017 to keep their wedding private. They had organised a grandiose wedding celebration for their industry friends, in contrast to their low-key private wedding ceremony.
Harbhajan Singh, the former Indian off-spinner, has hit a sixer in his love life. He first saw his wonder woman Geeta Basra in a music video for the song "Woh Ajnabee" from the film "The Train." He wanted to find out more about the actress. They went for a coffee and swiftly became friends before falling in love. In 2015, actress Geeta Basra married cricketer Harbhajan Singh after nearly eight years of relationship. They are blessed with two children, daughter Hinaya Heer Plaha and son Jovan.
After a tremendous IPL season with the Mumbai Indians, the Indian all-rounder was drafted for the national team. In the essence of his love life, the Baroda-based guy professed his undying love for Natasa Stankovic while listening to the sound of waves in Dubai. During the lockdown, the pair got engaged in a traditional ceremony in front of both of their families. Hardik and Natasa were gifted with a baby boy named 'Agastya' just as he was getting prepared to move for IPL 2020.
Virat Kohli is one of the best willow-wielder cricketers of the current era. When it comes to his love life, the heartthrob found his dream girl at a commercial shampoo shoot in 2013. Anushka Sharma, the Bollywood queen, has stepped up her game in the film industry over the years. On December 11, 2017, the adoring couple married in a private ceremony in the renowned European nation of Italy. In 2021, the lovely couple has become parents of a baby girl and are enjoying their parenthood.