Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are in the news because of their ‘royal’ wedding and they look cute in the photographs as well. However, this is not the first time that a popular Cricketer lost his heart to Bollywood belle with the first marriage happening way back in the 60s. Who were the Celebrities then who got married and who are the stars now … let’s catch up!
Tiger MAK and Kashmir Ki Kali
He was the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team; She was the Queen of Bollywood … they met, they fell in love and it was Aisa Moqa Phir Kahan Milega for the love birds. Four years after being a couple, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore became man and wife on 27th December 1969 … and the rest is history.
Magnificent Mohsin and Reena Roy
Mohsin Hassan Khan was one of the most dashing batsman (look wise) from the land of Javed Miandad, Mudassar Nazar and Qasim Omer. His good looks got noticed in India as well and captured the heart of reigning Bollywood actress Reena Roy who became Mrs. Mohsin Khan on 1st April 1983. Mohsin took over acting after retiring from Cricket and was quite successful as the leading man especially in Pakistan. Unfortunately, the two couldn’t have a happily ever after ending and divorced in the 90s.
Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani
Sangeeta Bijlani came into Azharuddin’s life when he was the star batsman and Captain of the side; he divorced his wife Naureen for her and they got married in 1996. It is rumoured that Sangeeta stood by Azhar in his problematic time but left him when she found out that he was cheating on her.
Bhajji Basra Le Gaya
Harbhajan Singh was the most popular Indian Cricketer when he started dating Geeta Basra; the Hindi and Punjabi film actress tied the knot with Bhajji on 29th October 2015 and their wedding was attended by the who’s who of Cricket and Bollywood.
Yuvraj & the great Keech
Hazel Keech worked in Bodyguard and instantly clicked with Yuvraj Singh who seemed to have an eye for actresses; Yuvraj popped the question in Bali and on 30th November 2016, the two became Mr and Mrs Yuvraj Singh in Chandigarh.
Zaheer Khan and Sagarika
India’s premier fast bowler Zaheer Khan fell in love with an actress who played a sportswoman – a hockey player – in Chak De India. The two hid their relationship for quite some time before going public this year in April and finally tying the knot less than a month before the giant Virushka wedding!
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
India’s best batsmen and Bollywood’s best actress – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi! Virat and Anushka have been a couple for a handful of years. Their relationship has been on and off but they denied rumours by appearing together at Yuvraj’s wedding. And within a year, they have become Bollywood’s and Cricket’s biggest pair!