From Sharmila Tagore-Tiger Pataudi to Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma: 10 Times Cricketers Were CLEAN BOWLED By Bollywood MAIDENS

These famous love stories brought two worlds of glamour – cricket and Bollywood - together. Sometimes sweet, sometimes spicy...these love affairs indeed are an affair to remember

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s wedding in Italy is the hot topic of discussion. Neither of them have yet confirmed the news officially but there are strong rumours that Anushka and Virat are tying the knot. We were the first to tell you that the wedding is happening in Tuscany & Milan- and functions begin from December 9 and culminate on December 12.

We hear it’s going to be a hush-hush wedding with only close friends and relatives in attendance.

Virat isn’t the only actor who has been clean bowled by a Bollywood beauty. Recently, Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge tied the knot and theirs was a wedding that was much talked about. And if you go to see, Bollywood beauties have been wooing cricketers since very long. Some of these love affairs couldn’t make it to the altar but were definitely among the most famous and much talked about relationships. Apart from Virat-Anushka, Zaheer-Sagarika, let’s take you through 8 other such cricketer-actress jodis whose love affairs became the talk of the town!

Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
Yuvi And Hazel

Yuvraj and Hazel had been dating for quite some time before they got hitched. In fact, Yuvraj had to actually wait for over three years to get to meet Hazel! In an earlier interview, Yuvraj had revealed how he kept approaching Hazel but she would refuse to meet him. Eventually she gave in, and theyfell in love.  It has been over a year since their fairytale wedding. The duo celebrated their first wedding anniversary recently.

Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra

Harbhajan And Geeta

Harbhajan And Geeta

Geeta and Harbhajan never admitted to being in a relationship for a very long time. But their wedding announcement didn’t really take anyone by surprise. The couple got hitched in October 2015 and have a baby girl named Hinaya, who is simply adorable! 

Sushmita Sen and Wasim Akram

Wasim And Sushmita

Wasim And Sushmita

Among Sushmita Sen’s most popular love affairs was the one with Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram. Rumour mills were abuzz about Sushmita and Wasim’s wedding but the actress quick to rubbished them all.

Sharmila Tagore and Tiger Pataudi

Sharmila Tiger Pataudi

Sharmila Tiger Pataudi

Sharmila Tagore and Tiger Pataudi’s was a very unconventional love story. He was the youngest captain of the Indian cricket team and she was Bollywood’s leading light. Sharmila was the first actress to have posed in a bikini, breaking all taboos in that time. These two gloriously good-looking and talented people, were a match made in heaven.

 Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards

Vivian Richards And Neena Gupta

Vivian Richards And Neena Gupta



Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards were together for a very short time and yet theirs was a very controversial relationship. The West Indian team came to India for a series of test matches in the 1987-88. When the two met, they instantly fell for each other. He was extremely charming, she was supremely beautiful. There was fatal attraction and soon Neena found herself carrying Richard’s baby.

Proudly and courageously, single mom Neena raised her daughter Masaba Gupta. Today the young lady, married to producer Madhu Mantena is doing extremely well for herself. She’s a well known fashion designer and has a high-profile clientele.  The mother and daughter have kept in touch with Richard over the years and even though they don’t stay together, they are very much a family.

Reena Roy and Mohsin Khan

 Reena Roy And Mohsin Khan

Reena Roy And Mohsin Khan

Reena Roy and Mohsin Khan were madly in love. They had known each other for over six years. Long enough to know someone in and out? But maybe not long enough to know whether you could spend the rest of your life with them or no. Reena and Mohsin got married and the actress quit her career for Mohsin. But somehow, their marriage didn’t work out and they headed for a divorce soon. It is a clear case of a wedding that turned sour. Post her split with Mohsin, Reena tried making a comeback but she eventually disappeared after a few unsuccessful attempts.

 Amrita Singh and Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri And Amrita Singh

Ravi Shastri And Amrita Singh



Long before Anushka Sharma did it for Virat Kohli, Amrita Singh did it for her then boyfriend Ravi Shastri. We’re talking about cheering from the stands at the Sharjah Stadium. Amrita and Ravi’s was a much-talked about love affair but it fizzled out eventually.

 Sourav Ganguly and Nagma

Nagma And Saurabh Ganguly

Nagma And Saurabh Ganguly


Another controversial relationship which eventually went down the dumps was that of Sourav Ganguly and Nagma. However, the reason why they parted ways was something that not everyone could understand. Neither of them ever spoke about it until Nagma opened up in an interview with a magazine in 2003. 

She said, “There was a career at stake, besides other things, so one had to part. One had to weigh a lot of things, rather than be on an ego trip and insist on being together. A smaller interest had to be sacrificed for bigger interests... When a game is being played, people should understand it is a sport. It's very weird that people started getting carried away. Whenever India played, people said that a person was not doing well because he was emotionally attached. This is so juvenile. When it becomes too much, it starts affecting the interest of one another. Then slowly, though you're supposed to bring happiness to a person's life, you bring misery. Then it's in the best interests to move on."

Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohommed Azharuddin

Azharuddin And Sangeeta

Azharuddin And Sangeeta

Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohommad Azharuddin’s relationship hit the rough patch after 14 years of togetherness. The couple split as their relationship didn’t work out. While they were together, Sangeeta even changed her name to Ayesha Azhar. Not just that, the cricketer divorced his first wife to be with Sangeeta. But fate had something else in store for them both.

Zeenat Aman and Imran Khan

Zeenat Aman Imran Khan

Zeenat Aman Imran Khan

70's bombshell, Zeenat Aman dated Imran Khan for a very brief period of time. Their relationship grabbed many eyeballs but love faded away in no time. Reportedly, Zeenat Aman later had an affair with Sanjay Khan and was in fact slapped by his wife at a party. Khan on his part had reportedly dated, Benazir Bhutto, while the two were studying at Oxford University.  

 

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