Hardik Pandya to Vinod Kambli and Chris Gayle: 5 cricketers who experienced fatherhood before marriage

First Published Nov 30, 2020, 1:26 PM IST

Some of the cricketers are so careless and are in a rush that they tend to do things way before the appropriate time. It often leads them to get trolled, especially if the cricketer becomes a father even before his marriage. Many, including Indians, have done so over the years.

<p>Cricketers are one of the most respected and humble sports athletes on the planet. While they might be modest on the pitch, off the pitch, they tend to be one of the naughtiest ones.</p>

Cricketers are one of the most respected and humble sports athletes on the planet. While they might be modest on the pitch, off the pitch, they tend to be one of the naughtiest ones.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Many cricketers are notorious for doing crazy stuff outside the cricket pitch, especially in their personal life. Nonetheless, few are even crazy enough to become a father even before getting hitched, as we take a look at five such cricketers.</p>

Many cricketers are notorious for doing crazy stuff outside the cricket pitch, especially in their personal life. Nonetheless, few are even crazy enough to become a father even before getting hitched, as we take a look at five such cricketers.

<p><strong>Vinod Kambli:</strong> Kambli was involved in two marriages, while his first marriage with Noella Lewis ended after they had got hitched in 1998. Nonetheless, he started to date fashion model Andrea Hewitt, as they had a child born in 2010. It was only after four years since the couple decided to tie the knot. Wonder what caused the delay!</p>

Vinod Kambli: Kambli was involved in two marriages, while his first marriage with Noella Lewis ended after they had got hitched in 1998. Nonetheless, he started to date fashion model Andrea Hewitt, as they had a child born in 2010. It was only after four years since the couple decided to tie the knot. Wonder what caused the delay!

<p><strong>David Warner:</strong> The terrific Australian opener is having a great time on the pitch, along with his wife, Candice. The couple has three daughters together. Nonetheless, it was only after the birth of their first daughter, Evie, who was born in 2014, that they decided to get hitched a year later.</p>

David Warner: The terrific Australian opener is having a great time on the pitch, along with his wife, Candice. The couple has three daughters together. Nonetheless, it was only after the birth of their first daughter, Evie, who was born in 2014, that they decided to get hitched a year later.

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Viv Richards:</strong> Now, this one happens to be a controversial one. Windies batting legend Viv Richards happened to have an affair with Bollywood actress Neena Gupta, as they had a daughter together, in 1989. Nonetheless, Richards decided against getting married to Neena, as he was already a married man back then.</p>

Viv Richards: Now, this one happens to be a controversial one. Windies batting legend Viv Richards happened to have an affair with Bollywood actress Neena Gupta, as they had a daughter together, in 1989. Nonetheless, Richards decided against getting married to Neena, as he was already a married man back then.

<p><strong>Joe Root: </strong>The English skipper is one of the best batsmen in the world, currently, across formats. Similarly, he is leading his best life on the personal front as well, as he got married to Carrie Cotterell in 2018. Nonetheless, their son, Alfred William, was born a year prior.</p>

Joe Root: The English skipper is one of the best batsmen in the world, currently, across formats. Similarly, he is leading his best life on the personal front as well, as he got married to Carrie Cotterell in 2018. Nonetheless, their son, Alfred William, was born a year prior.

<p><strong>Hardik Pandya:</strong> Pandya is one of the most-talked cricketers, not just for his sublime gameplay, but also for his personal life, as he got married to Bollywood actress Natasa Stankovic, earlier this year. However, their son, Agastya, was born just a couple of months later, in July, indicating that they were already embracing for the moments since the past few months.</p>

Hardik Pandya: Pandya is one of the most-talked cricketers, not just for his sublime gameplay, but also for his personal life, as he got married to Bollywood actress Natasa Stankovic, earlier this year. However, their son, Agastya, was born just a couple of months later, in July, indicating that they were already embracing for the moments since the past few months.

<p><strong>Chris Gayle:</strong> The self-proclaimed 'Universe Boss', Jamaican batting sensation Chris Gayle is no stranger when it comes to his flirty nature. It was in 2016 when he, along with his partner Natasha Berridge, welcomed his daughter. Nonetheless, the couple is yet to tie the knot.</p>

Chris Gayle: The self-proclaimed 'Universe Boss', Jamaican batting sensation Chris Gayle is no stranger when it comes to his flirty nature. It was in 2016 when he, along with his partner Natasha Berridge, welcomed his daughter. Nonetheless, the couple is yet to tie the knot.