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Five Indian Cricketers who married Bollywood actresses

Cricket and Bollywood have equal importance in India, and they often cross each other’s paths. There have been movies made on Indian cricketers who have been legends in real life. Bollywood stars are the owners of the franchises that are part of the Indian Premier League.

IPL is one of the most watched cricket leagues in the world and bookmakers fancy giving some great odds and bonuses during the time the tournament takes place.

However, there is another connection between Bollywood and Indian Cricket: marriage between individuals from these two professions. There have been times in the past when a relationship has taken birth between an Indian cricketer and a Bollywood celebrity.

Cricketers who married Bollywood actresses

In this article, we present to you a list of 5 cricketers who married Bollywood stars.

1) KL Rahul & Athiya Shetty

The newly married couple came into the spotlight when they announced their relationship publicly through social media. The duo started dating in 2019 but in 2021, KL Rahul shared a post on his Instagram that made it official that they are both involved.

In January 2023, KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty tied the knot and promised each other to be lifelong partners. KL Rahul is a crucial member of team India in all three formats of the game and he has helped team India to win some crucial trophies. Athiya Shetty started her Bollywood career in 2015 with Hero as her first movie.

2) Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

The most powerful couple in recent years is Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. They both need no introduction. Virat Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen of his generation and he is on his way to becoming one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

Anushka Sharma has been part of some multi-million dollar Bollywood projects and she is now a producer as well. Before getting married, the couple dated for 8 years and decided to tie the knot in 2018. It was a perfect love story that was a mix of drama.

3) Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra

Harbhajan Singh became part of Indian cricket in 1999 when the team was going through a major transformation. The era of 1999 was also the time when team India was at its lowest. Harbhajan Singh became the spin maestro and showed his talent on the ground the moment he was given a chance.

He was also the part of 2011 World Win and was a crucial contributor towards the trophy win. Harbhajan Singh married the Bollywood actress Geeta Basra who has worked in movies like “The train” and “Dil Diya Hey”. The couple tied the knot in 2015 in Phagwara, Punjab.

4) Zaheer Khan and Geeta Basra

It is very rare to find a bowler who can be trusted with his pace and can remain physically fit for a long time. However, there has been no one ever like Zaheer Khan when it comes to pace attacks in team India. Zaheer Khan became a legend in Indian cricket after his 2011 world cup performance.

He always led a low-key personal life and never talked about his relationships in public. It was a surprise to see an announcement coming from him in 2017 when Zaheer and Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatke announced their marriage. Sagarika Ghatke has acted beside Shahrukh Khan in ‘Chak de India’.

5) Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore

The most decorated couple with a perfect mix of romance is none other than Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, commonly known as “Tiger Pataudi”, has been a legend from Indian cricket grounds.

His one eye got damaged in an unfortunate accident and everyone thought that it's the end of his cricketing career. However, the player was back in the nets in 6 months. Tiger married one of the most beautiful actresses in Bollywood, Sharmila Tagore, in 1968.

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