The celebrated cricket-cinema partnerships

The celebrated cricket-cinema partnerships - InsideSport

Virat and Anushka tied the nuptial knot at a private family function in Tuscany, Italy, on Tuesday. The Virushka union adds a golden leaf to the long and illustrious history of Bollywood-Cricket courtship and companionship.

As Virat and Anushka released the pictures of their wedding from the heritage resort in Tuscany, brings to its readers, a list of nuptial knot between cricketers and actresses:

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Zaheer Khan-Sagarika Ghatge

Zaheer Khan-Sagarika Ghatge - InsideSport

Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge were the latest cricketer-actor couple to tie the knot, just before Virat and Anushka hitched together. The rumors of their wedding started doing rounds when they made an entry together at Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech’s wedding. The couple decided to exchange vows after being together for nine months.

Yuvraj Singh – Hazel Keech

PostYuvraj Singh - Hazel Keech - InsideSport

Yuvraj Singh has married Hazel Keech in Bali, Indonesia, a year back. Hazel has done various supporting roles in Bollywood, item numbers and TVC of Vivel by ITC and Sprite. Before this, Yuvraj has made headlines for dating many Bollywood actresses like Kim Sharma, Deepika Padukone, and Preity Zinta.

Harbhajan Singh – Geeta Basra

Harbhajan Singh - Geeta Basra - InsideSport

Geeta Basra was first seen in the Emraan Hashmi-starrer Dil Diya Hai in 2006. She tied knot with Harbhajan Singh in 2015 after dating for nearly 8 years. It was love at first sight for the cricketers as he recollects, “I saw her in a song – Woh Ajnabee – when I was playing county cricket in London. I told my friend that I want to meet this girl.” After team India won the T-20 World Cup in South Africa, he messaged her for coffee and the rest, as they say, is history.

Mohammad Azharuddin – Sangeeta Bijlani

Mohammad Azharuddin - Sangeeta Bijlani - InsideSport

Rumors of Mohammad Azharuddin, then married, having an extra-marital affair with Sangeeta Bijlani surfaced during 1994. Sangeeta is a former Bollywood actress who was the Miss India winner in 1980 and made her Bollywood debut with a lead role in Qatil in 1988. Having met, like Virat and Anushka, at a commercial photo shoot for the first time, the duo stayed in touch and finally got married in 1996. The couple, however, split after a couple of years.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi – Sharmila Tagore

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi - Sharmila Tagore - InsideSport

The courtship between the youngest captain of Indian cricket team and the then reigning queen of Bollywood is quite interesting. When the two met, Pataudi didn’t know anything about the film industry. How the cricketer managed to woo her while she was around the top heroes of Bollywood is a tale to be told. Apparently, the cricketer spent four years trying to charm her by sending roses, love letters and even a refrigerator.

Manoj Prabhakar-Farheen Khan

Manoj Prabhakar-Farheen Khan - InsideSport

Farheen is a former Indian actress, who has primarily worked in Bollywood, Kannada cinema and Tamil cinema. She made her Bollywood debut with Jaan Tere Naam opposite Ronit Roy in 1992. She was also seen in ‘Sainik’ (1993) opposite Akshay Kumar. She married the all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar who played for India from 1984 to 1996 and was allegedly involved in match-fixing and betting. Prabhakar had divorced his first wife Sandhya to marry Farheen and currently lives in Delhi along with their two sons.

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