From Jasprit Bumrah to Stuart Binny: 5 cricketers who got hitched to sports presenters
Cricketers are no less than celebrities in India and tend to have their personal lives revolve around a fellow star, be it from Bollywood, sports or entertainment. Some of them even go date anchors or presenters related to any field, including sports, besides tying the knot.
When it comes to cricketers, they are given celebrity status, not just in India but around the world, especially the countries where cricket is the number one sport. As a result, some of these cricketers go on to date fellow celebrities.
These celebrities can range from famous actors to fellow sports personalities or even anchors and television presenters. In the same light, we present five cricketers who went on to tie the knot with sports anchors or presenters.
Starting with the man of the moment, number one Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah was conspicuous after he took some time off from the ongoing Twenty20 International series against England owing to some personal reasons. Eventually, the secret reason turned out to be for his wedding. He got hitched to TV presenter Sanjan Ganesan, previously associated with Star Sports and was recently the presenter from Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.
The New Zealand opener is famous for being an explosive batsman, especially in the limited-overs circuit, being Kiwi's only double-centurion in One-Day Internationals. As for his personal life, he got hitched to Laura McGoldrick, a sports presenter for Sky Sport. Having tied the knot in 2014, the couple has two children (a son and a new-born daughter).
Australia all-rounder Ben Cutting joins the list for getting married to an Australian TV presenter and his longtime girlfriend Erin Holland last month. The couple got engaged in 2019 but had to postpone their marriage on some occasions owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the funny side, it was during the Global T20 Canada 2019 when Cutting was being interviewed by Erin when Yuvraj Singh crashed the interview by asking them about their wedding date.
Watson is one of the most decorated all-rounders in world cricket. As for the Australian's personal life, in 2006, he met Lee Furlong, an Australian TV presenter, before tying the knot in 2010. Interestingly, Lee was also one of the McGrath Foundation ambassadors, while the couple has a son and a daughter together.
The Indian all-rounder shot to fame in 2014 and was also a Team India member during the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia. However, hardly anyone then knew that he was married to Indian sports presenter Mayanti Langer since 2012. Mayanti is famous for her stint with Star Sports as an anchor cum presenter.