Indian cricketers and their beautiful, talented wives; also read about their love stories
First Published 27, Jul 2020, 7:12 PM
Cricketers are loved not just for displaying excellence on field, but many of them are also admired for the great style statement that they make off the field. In fact, their wives also add a lot of charm to this industry with their chic and graceful presence. Take a look at Indian cricketers’ wives.
Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali Mehta — The ‘God of cricket’ has always been rather shy in discussing his personal life in the media. For Sachin and his doctor wife Anjali, it was love at first sight. The two of them first met at the Mumbai international airport. Anjali tied the knot with Sachin in 1995, after a five-year-long courtship.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma — Anushka Sharma is an Indian actress and producer who works in the Hindi film industry. She is one of the most popular stars in Bollywood and has made an impact with her impeccable acting performances in various film assignments. The actress tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend and Indian captain Virat Kohli in December 2017.
MS Dhoni and Sakshi Singh Rawat — Sakshi Dhoni is the better half of former Indian captain MS Dhoni. She came to limelight after marrying the most eligible bachelor of India in 2010. Dhoni’s already successful career skyrocketed with Sakshi’s entry in his life. He won two of the topmost championships, the ICC World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013 after the marriage.
Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary — Priyanka Chaudhary Raina is a software engineer and a former banker. She has previously worked in companies like Accenture and Wipro. She was working as a senior software tester for ING in Bijlmer neighbourhood of Amsterdam, the Netherlands at the time of her marriage to cricketer Suresh Raina.
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech — Yuvraj popped the question to his lady-love Hazel Keech in Bali, Indonesia, and the couple got married on November 30, 2016, in Chandigarh.
Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge — Almost all of us fell in love with Sagarika Ghatge when we first saw her in Chak De! India. Right after the movie was released, not much was heard about what pretty damsel Sagarika. The couple had a registered marriage on November 23, 2017, followed by other lavish wedding functions.
Virender Sehwag and Aarti — Sehwag met Aarti, the love of his life when he was all of seven years old. He was just 21 when he proposed to Aarti. They dated for five years, after which the duo got married in 2004.
Sourav Ganguly and Dona — Dona is an Indian Odissi dancer who took her dancing lessons from Kelucharan Mohapatra. She married her childhood friend and later Indian cricketing legend Sourav Ganguly in 1997. The couple also has a daughter named Sana who was born in 2001.
Anil Kumble and Chetna — India's most successful bowler fell in love with a married woman. Kumble fell in love with Chetna Ramatheertha, who worked at the Travel Agency in Bengaluru. Chetna was married at the time, and later she separated from his husband. Kumble and Chetna got married in 1999.
Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic — India all-rounder Hardik dropped a huge surprise for his fans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown as he announced that he and his partner Natasa Stankovic are all set to welcome their first child. The couple tied the knot in 2020 during the lockdown. They got engaged earlier this year.
Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh — Ritika is a professional sports manager who organises her husband’s sports tours around the world. She met Indian opener Rohit in 2008 during a Reebok shoot where she was introduced by her rakhi brother Yuvraj Singh. They tied the knot on December 13, 2015, after dating for six years.
Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee — Despite being 12 years older than the cricketer, Ayesha Mukherjee looks truly stunning and gorgeous with her man. A mother of three, she can give any model a run for her money.
Mayank Agarwal and Aashita Sood — Indian opening batsman Mayank Agarwal got married to his longtime girlfriend Aashita Sood in 2018. The hard-hitting Karnataka batsman had bagged the headlines for his famous proposal.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Puja Pabari — Indian middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara tied the nuptial knot with fiancee Puja Pabari at a family function in February 2013. She is a management graduate.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Prithi Narayanan — Childhood sweethearts Ravichandran Ashwin and Prithi Narayanan tied the knot in November 2011. Though she is not frequently spotted by the media, whenever she makes an appearance, she makes her presence felt.
Ravindra Jadeja and Rivaba — Rivaba is a mechanical engineer by profession and it was an arranged marriage for the couple. The couple tied the knot in 2016 in a three-day long ceremony.
Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra — Bollywood actress Geeta’s relationship status with Harbhajan Singh kept us confused for a while till they both got married on October 29, 2015.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Nupur Nagar — The silent and shy pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar got married to Nupur Nagar in a private ceremony in his hometown in 2017.
Ajinkya Rahane and Radhika Dhopavkar — The right-handed batsman married his childhood friend Radhika Dhopavkar in 2014. They are blessed with a baby girl.
Kedar Jadhav and Snehal — Indian cricketer Kedar Jadhav wed in a private ceremony with Snehal in 2011.
Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal — India wicketkeeper-batsman married ace squash player Dipika Pallikal in 2015. Karthik separated from his first wife Nikita Vanjara, who is now married to another cricketer Murali Vijay.
Ishant Sharma and Pratima Singh — India fast bowler Ishant Sharma married basketball player Pratima Singh in 2016. It was love at first sight for Ishant when he saw Pratima at a basketball event in 2011.