Cricketers and Bollywood divas – a match made in heaven indeed! Nothing unites the country more than cricket and Bollywood, and when personalities from both fields come together, it sure grabs eyeballs! For years now, Bollywood and cricket have had close romantic encounters – a few remained a secret forever while others forged a solid bond. Let’s take a look at the romances that made us all believe in fairy tales.
Do we need to say more? He’s the Indian captain she’s an A list Bollywood star. Their love story started on the shoot of a commercial and had its share of bumps. The duo almost called it off but Zaheer Khan’s advice to Kohli kept the couple together and the rest is history!
Who says you can’t meet your bae through your best friend? Zaheer supposedly met Sagarika through Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech. The rumours of the duo grew stronger each passing day, so much so that the couple finally decided to clear the cache and got married!
Yuvraj Singh has been related to a lot of Bollywood actors, but it was the British-born Hazel Keech that stole his heart. The Indian cricketer tried to woo the model through social media and after four years of hard work, Hazel finally gave in.
Love at first sight. The sardar from Jalandhar fell for this Bollywood diva while watching her in a song sequence. The off spinner was so smitten by Geeta’s charm, he even asked one of his friends to help him meet her. It didn’t happen immediately but after India won the T20 World Cup, they started dating, soon got married and have even a one -year -old baby Hinaya together.
This was perhaps the most high profile Cricket – Bollywood union, decades before the Virushka wedding. The prince of Pataudi was the captain of India and fell head over heels over the then reigning queen of Bollywood, Sharmila Tagore. Although the Nawab had no clue about Bollywood, he pulled out quite a performance to woo Tagore over four years with roses and gifts.