Bollywood and Cricket are two closely knit glamorous industries. How cricketers have been bowled over by the Indian bollywood beauties is no new news. Some 50 years ago Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi married Sharmila Tagore, since then the two absolutely opposite fields share a close affability. Here’s a quick look at some Indian cricketers who bowed down on their feet and proposed to their love and became partners for life.
Text by Nidhi Kumari
Aushka Sharma and Virat Kohli: Popularly known as Virushka, the classy couple put an end to all rumours of a break up and split by exchanging vows in December 2017 to become two bodies and one soul in the most alluring wedding of Year 2017. Anushka and Virat met during an ad-shoot in 2013 and rest they say is history!
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech: Yuvraj who was rumoured to be dating Kim Sharma, Preity Zinta, Deepika Padukone in the past found his ‘friend for life’ in model-actress Hazel Keech in 2016. They made many public appearances together and have stood by each other through thick and thin of life.
Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra: When Bhajji saw a new girl dancing gracefully to a song ‘Woh Ajnabee…’ he felt an instant connect and fell in love at first sight. He wanted to know more about the girl. She was Geeta Basra, new bollywood actress.
Bhajji tried wooing Geeta for about 8 years to ultimately hear ‘yes’ from her. Married happily today, the couple also have an adorable daughter named Hinaya.
Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge: After dating each other for nearly 9 months, the Chak De star and the Indian fast bowler finally tied the sacred knot in 2017.The news of the two getting privately engaged circulated on social media only then they had to break the news of their courtship to their fans.
Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi: While she was the reigning princess of the Indian film Industry, he was the youngest captain of the Indian cricket team. The Nawab of Pataudi Mansoor Ali Khan made all efforts to charm this mesmerising diva of the 60s and 70s through love letters, bouquet of roses and even a refrigerator!
After 4 years of yes’s and no’s, the two married in 1969. Their rich heritage is carried forward by their children Saif Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan. (Photos’ courtesy: Twitter)