Cricketers are celebrities in their own right. Their relationships and affairs are as mesmerizing as their strike rates. But when they fall in love with a glamorous actress from Bollywood, the fans go gaga over the pairing. And follow their every move with extreme scrutiny.
Take a look at five of the best pairings from the cricket-Bollywood world.
Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Their love affair is one for the ages. Both met through common friends and instantly fell in love. Their chemistry made them the talk of the town during their heydays. Happily married (till Mansoor Ali passed away in 2011) and blessed with three kids, the couple is considered to be the bellwether for cricketer-actress pairings.
Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra
The pair were coy during their initial courtship, always dismissing the rumors with a quick ‘just good friends’ remark. However, the pair tied the knot eventually and became parents to a lovely daughter in July 2016.
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
The recently married couple is one of the glamorous pairings of the cricket and Bollywood world. Yuvraj’s family seemed to be very supportive of their relationship. Their engagement was a private affair and the couple finally took the plunge in November 2016.
Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan
Sagarika has played a hockey player in the film Chak De! India, which clearly proves her love for sports. It was no surprise then that her heart was won by former Indian cricketer and pace bowler Zaheer Khan. The couple announced their engagement on twitter too much admiration from fans and supporters. Their wedding is due by the end of the year.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
We couldn’t resist talking about this power couple. Virat and Anushka are immensely talented people who rule their respective fields. They are the source of media attention whenever they step out together. Although neither has commented on their relationship status, their loved-up Instagram pics are enough proof. Fans are holding their breath to know whether this couple will go the distance.