From Virat Kohli to Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketers who hitched older brides
The 21st century has not only witnessed a change in the technological era but also marital engagements prevailing in society. Here are the Indian cricketers who married their fiancees of slightly higher ages.
It’s true that love intimacy is blind and has no boundaries. Moreover, with the significant blend of the Western culture that has entered the Indian land, society has adapted to the new things, overcoming the taboo clutches. One such overlooked thing is the age difference in marriages, where people are seen tying knots irrespective of who is older and by what gap.
The modern cricketers are no different! There are a plethora of Indian cricketers with slightly older wives and are still embraced for their love affair.
Let’s just look at the Indian players who have had such marriages:
Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali Tendulkar
The ‘master blaster’ did not just change the cricketing trends but also set the new marital status for the youngsters. Sachin, who fell in love with Anjali, when the two met their eyes at the Mumbai airport, is six years younger than his wife.
Anil Kumble and Chethana Ramatheertha
Anil Kumble married Chethana, a divorcee in 1999. Kumble supported her when she was battling for the custody of her daughter from her ex-husband, after which he won her hand.
Venkatesh Prasad and Jayanthi Prasad
Ex Indian cricketer, primarily a right-arm medium-fast bowler, Venkatesh is almost nine years younger to his wife Jayanthi. He married Jayanthi in 1996.
Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee
The Gabbar of the Indian team broke many shackles when he married Ayesha Mukherjee, who was not only a divorcee with two kids but also ten years elder to him. Dhawan never had any qualms marrying the former.
Irfan Pathan and Safa Baig
Irfan Pathan, who found his love in Dubai, is also a decade younger to his wife Saba Baig. Yet they both have a good relationship.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
The Indian skipper and an international celebrity tied the knot with Anushka Sharma, one of the most popular stars in Bollywood. Anushka, who is one year older than Virat, arranged a swanky marriage in Italy.
Robin Uthappa and Sheethal Goutham
Robin Uthappa married Sheethal Gautham, who is a reputed tennis player. They both have an age difference of four years, with Sheethal being the older one. However, their commonality in sports brought them together.
Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary
The couple shares the same birth year. However, Priyanka Chaudhary is five months older than Suresh Raina.
Mohammad Shami and Hasin Jahan
Shami, who is ten years younger than his estranged wife, hitched with her in 2014. The couple is now separated and has parted ways their own way.
Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic
The couple married in 2020. Natasa Stankovic, who is a Serbian dancer, model, and actress based in Mumbai, is nearly two years older than Hardik Pandya.