INDIAN cricket has always gone hand in hand with bollywood in all spheres. Also because we are all enjoying IPL and it is coming to an end it the best time to discuss the deeper connect of bollywood and Indian cricket.
We will discuss the real life couples where the brides are actresses and grooms are cricketers. Here are some:
1.Mohammad Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani
The former India captain Azharuddin met former Miss India Sangeeta Bijlani during an ad shoot in 1985 and the couple later tied the knot in 1996.While their marriage did not last forever though.The duo divorced in 2010 due to Mohammad Azharduddin’s alleged affair with badminton star Jwala Gutta, which the former India captain denied.
2.Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore
Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore’s wedding was one of the first high-profile associations between cricket and Bollywood. Pataudi met actor Sharmila Tagore in an after-party in Delhi back in 1965. Despite their marriage was opposed by many due to religious differences, Pataudi tied the knot with Sharmila in 1969.
3. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli met Anushka Sharma on an advertisment shoot of Head and Shoulder in the year 2014. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma began dating a while before their marriage.Team India captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood star Anushka Sharma tied the knot in Venice, Italy in December 2017.Now in the year 2020 they are expecting their first born.
4.Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech dated for six years before their eventual marriage. They went out for almost 2 years before making things official.Yuvraj Singh married actress Hazel Keech in 2016. The two had tied the knot in a traditional Sikh wedding rituals in Chandigarh.
5. Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh tied the knot with British-Indian actress Geeta Basra in 2015. The duo finally tied the knot after courting each other for 5-6 years, in a traditional Punjabi wedding in Jalandhar.