Anushka Sharma joins league of Bollywood actresses who married cricketers

Anushka Sharma joins league of Bollywood actresses who married cricketers

The bond between Bollywood and cricket is very old and so are the affairs of the cricketers and movie stars. As Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma say their 'I do's' today, here's a look at other couples.

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The wait is finally over for fans of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. In a private ceremony in the presence of family members and close friends, Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli said their 'I do's' in Italy. Both the actor and the cricketer confirmed the news of their marriage on Twitter with adorable, candid clicks. While congratulations are in order for Virushka, here are other Bollywood actresses who married cricketers. While some are happily married, others parted ways eventually.

Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli: No films or India-Pakistan cricket matches have been as full of suspense as their marriage. Journalists and fans eagerly waited for at least one candid click or release that would confirm the news. "Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well-wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey," wrote Anushka Sharma on Twitter. The two met during a TV ad commercial and since then they were spotted at various events.

Sagarika Ghatge- Zaheer Khan: Actress Sagarika Ghatge and cricketer Zaheer Khan had a registered marriage on November 23, 2017. The two had announced their engagement earlier this year. The much in love couple kept their affair a secret for a long time. They are presently on their honeymoon in Maldives.

Yuvraj Singh- Hazel Keech: Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and actress Hazel Keech tied the knot on November 30, 2018. Both the actor and the cricketer kept their affair under wraps, but later with cute Instagram posts they started dropping hints about their relationship. Even at their wedding, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma made heads turn when they hit the dance floor with the married couple.

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Harbhajan Singh-Geeta Basra: In the recent past, we saw several instances of an actress tying the knot with a cricketer. Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra tied the knot in 2015. The two met through common friends and they were secretive about their relationship. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been one of their guests at their wedding.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Sharmila Tagore

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi-Sharmila Tagore: Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was the captain of the Indian cricket team when he met Sharmila Tagore. The two hailed from well-known families. While the Pataudis were royalty, Sharmila Tagore hailed from the family of Rabindranath Tagore. The cricketer had a tough time while impressing her with roses and love letters. Finally, it was his sense of humour that impressed Sharmila Tagore. They both tied the knot on 27th December 1969.

Mohammad Azharuddin-Sangeeta Bijlani: Much like Virat and Anushka, the two had met in 1990 when they came together for the shoot of a commercial. Their whirlwind affair led to Mohammad Azharuddin parting ways with his wife Naureen to marry Sangeeta Bijlani in 1996. In 2010, Sangeeta and Azharuddin parted ways.

Mohsin Khan-Reena Roy: Mohsin Khan and Reena Roy's marriage had garnered a lot of attention. The fact that an Indian actress was marrying a Pakistani cricketer set lot of tongues wagging.