In a nation where cricket holds significance beyond being a mere sport and is ingrained as a passion among citizens, it’s no surprise that cricketers often find themselves in the limelight for not only their skills on the field but also for their off-field escapades in India.
Over the years, several Indian cricketers have formed deep connections with actresses and models, proving that love knows no boundaries. These cricketer-actress/model couples have not only set relationship goals but have also demonstrated that love can blossom between individuals from different walks of life.
On that note, let’s have a look at eleven such cricketer-actress/model couples who have captured our hearts with their fairytale romances.
1) Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
This power couple needs no introduction. Virat Kohli’s love story with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has been a rollercoaster of emotions, from hush-hush dating to a grand destination wedding in December 2017.
2) Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
India’s swashbuckling batting all-rounder Yuvraj Singh found his match in British-Indian actress and model Hazel Keech. Their wedding in November 2016 was a blend of cultures and traditions, symbolizing their cross-continental love.
3) Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra
Ace spinner Harbhajan Singh and Bollywood actress Geeta Basra are another example of a cricketer-celebrity union that has stood the test of time, giving us relationship goals along the way. The couple got married in October 2015.
4) Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic
Flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya surprised his fans by announcing his engagement and then getting married to Serbian actress and model Natasa Stankovic in May 2020. Their love story has been nothing short of a modern fairytale.
5) Krunal Pandya and Pankhuri Sharma
Following in his brother’s footsteps, Krunal Pandya found love in Pankhuri Sharma, an aspiring model and fitness enthusiast. Their journey from dating to marriage in December 2017 has been heartwarming.
6) Manish Pandey and Ashrita Shetty
Manish Pandey and South Indian actress Ashrita Shetty’s love story is a testament to the fact that love can transcend language and cultural barriers. The couple tied the knot in December 2019.
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7)) Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge
Former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan’s pairing with “Chak De India” actress Sagarika Ghatge created quite a buzz in the media. Their wedding in November 2017 was a blend of elegance and simplicity.
8) KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty
The stylish Indian cricketer and Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty initially kept fans guessing about their relationship status with their adorable social media posts before tying the knot in January 2023.
9) Stuart Binny and Mayanti Langer
All-rounder Stuart Binny’s marriage to sports presenter Mayanti Langer in September 2012 is a true example of how love can bloom between individuals deeply immersed in the world of sports.
10) Vinod Kambli and Andrea Hewitt
Former cricketer Vinod Kambli’s relationship with model and social media influencer Andrea Hewitt showed us that love can prosper between people from two different professional realms. Kambli married Andrea in September 2006.
11) Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore
While this iconic couple might belong to a different era, their love story remains etched in the annals of Indian cricket history. The Nawab of Pataudi’s marriage to Bollywood’s Sharmila Tagore in December 1968 was a match made in heaven.
A special mention also goes to the pair of Mohammad Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani. Although the couple divorced in 2010, the former India captain’s bond with actress Sangeeta has shown that love has no professional boundaries.
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