Virat Kohli to MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya: 7 wives of Indian cricketers flaunting their baby bump
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, who have been married since 2017, are expecting their first child in January next year. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni and Sakshi have a five-year-old daughter, while Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic have a son, born in June this year.
It was on Tuesday when the Indian cricketing fraternity woke up to the news that former Indian speedster Zaheer Khan is expecting his first child, along with his wife, Sagarika Ghatge. As a result, he now joins some of the renowned Indian cricketers, who have become parents of late or are about to become one soon.
Immediately following the news, social media was abuzz, as wishes poured in. Meanwhile, in the same light, we take a look at the wives of some of the Indian cricketers, who have flaunted their baby bump during their pregnancy.
Hardik Pandya: The Indian all-rounder made news when his relationship with Serbian-based Bollywood actress Natasa Stankovic became public. While they got engaged in January this year, it was revealed a couple of months later that Natasa was pregnant, as she flaunted her adorable baby bump. As the couple got married in the meantime, she gave birth to a boy in June.
Ravichandran Ashwin: The veteran Indian off-spinner got married to his childhood sweetheart, Prithi Narayanan, in 2011. It was in 2015 when the couple confirmed that they were expecting their first child, as Prithi gave birth to a daughter, before giving birth to another daughter a year later. She had flaunted her baby bump on some occasions as well.
Virender Sehwag: The swashbuckling Indian opener got hitched with Aarti Ahlawat in 2004, while their two sons were born in 2007 and 2010. Although Aarti never flaunted her baby bump, she was pictured during her pregnancy.
MS Dhoni: Dhoni got married to Sakshi in 2010 in a private ceremony, a day after their engagement, while the wedding had already been planned for months. It was in 2015 when Sakshi gave birth to their daughter, named Ziva, while Dhoni was on national duty, during the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia. Sakshi, too, did not flaunt her baby bump but was photographed on a couple of occasions.
Suresh Raina: Raina, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, is married to Priyanka since 2015 and has a daughter and a son. Priyanka did flaunt her baby bump during an occasion.
Harbhajan Singh: Harbhajan married his long-time girlfriend and Bollywood actress Geeta Basra in 2015, having started dating in 2008. The couple was blessed by a baby girl, a year later, as Geeta too had flaunted her baby bump on some occasions.
S Sreesanth: Although his cricketing career was marred by controversies, he hardly had any in his personal life. He got hitched with Bhuvneshwari Kumari in 2013, as the couple has a daughter and a son, born in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Bhuvneshwari did not flaunt her bump either but was photographed.
Virat Kohli: The Indian skipper is in the line to become the next parent in Indian cricket. Having hitched with his wife and Bollywood bombshell Anushka Sharma in 2017, their first child in on the way in January 2021. The two announced the news on social media, where Anushka flaunted her bump.