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Instances When Cricketers Married Bollywood Celebrities

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Bollywood and cricket have a strong connection when it comes to link-ups between the two entities. There have been numerous affairs between celebrities from both the fields but only a few have managed to take their reationship to the next step. With the story of an Indian cricketer getting married to an Indian actress topping the news charts, we look back at instances when a cricketer married a Bollywood Celebrity.

1. Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech

The most recent story of these two people making public, their intention to marry, by posting engagement ring selfies and holidaying pics. Yuvraj, once the heart-throb of the Indian cricket team, had previously being linked with other actresses from the film industry, but that didn't materialise for good. It was reported earlier this year that Yuvraj and Bodyguard actress Hazel Keech are not just a couple but are going strong together. Media reports of an upcoming roka ceremony, plus the fact that Hazel accompanied Yuvraj to Harbhajan and Geeta's gala wedding reception, added fuel to the fire. 

2. Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra

Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh tied knots with actress Geeta Basra on October 29th, 2015 which has been trending worldwide currently. The wedding was a Gurudwara wedding in Jalandhar which was kept private. The 35 year old cricketer married his love after a long term relationship.

Harbhajan and Geeta, who has acted in several Hindi and Punjabi films, had five years of courtship before their marriage. The couple will host a reception in New Delhi on Sunday, November 1. Sachin Tendulkar was present on the wedding day while celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachhan and Priyanka Chopra can be expected during the reception.

3. Shaun Tait and Mashoom Singha

Australian speedster Shaun Tait met Mahshoom Singha, a highly successful model from India during the IPL 2010, and then got married. According to Mashoom, they met at a after party during the IPL, where she was doing a fashion show. After that they kept bumping onto each other and one thing led to another. The couple got married in Mumbai on June 12th, 2014. Thy are now settled in Adelaide, with Tait going on with his cricket and Mashoom currently runs an event management company.

4.  Mohd Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani

In 1994, Mohammmad Azharuddin was rumoured to be having an extra-marital affair with Sangeeta Bijlani. The two met at a commercial shoot for the first time in the early 90’s and they continued to meet one another at public functions. Azhar finally divorced his wife Naureen which made matters serious. The right handed batsman finally tied the knot with Bijlani in 1996. Presently, they are divorced but are often seen in public places together.

5. Mohsin Khan and Reena Roy

In another Indian, Pakistani couple hitched story, Mohsin Khan, one of the stylish Pakistani batsman of the 1980s married Reena Roy in 1983. Mohsin was one of the few cricketers who tried their hand at acting and succeeded somewhat. He quit cricket to prolong his acting career and did around a dozen of Hindi films and even won awards. Their marriage though didn't last long and the two divorced.

6. Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore

The marraige of Prince Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore was a filmy marriage like no other of that time. The iconic cricketer married the legendary actress on on December 27, 1969 after four years of courtship. People doubted the marriage and placed bets on how long it would last, but the couple proved everyone wrong as they lived happily ever after. The nawab did not stop Tagore from carrying on in showbiz, but supported her. Infact Sharmila Tagore gave most of her hits after marraige and motherhood. Their marriage lasted a lifetime before Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passed away on September 22nd, 2011. The couple has three children – Saif, Saba and Soha.

posted Nov 3, 2016 by Raghav Choudhary

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2. Azhar Ali (Pakistan)

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7. Mitchell Starc (Australia)

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