Cricketers are the only professionals in India who get media attention with ease. Like when they score a century, claim a hat-trick, create a record, involve in a titanic tussle, they hit the headlines for all the reasons.
Cricket is deemed as a ‘religion’ in this country. There is no doubt that it’s the most-watched sport in India. Indian cricketers get paid handsomely for representing the country and they are known to lead a luxurious life.
Apart from earning in the international arena, they also get tonnes of bonuses from the cash-rich Indian Premier League. To put it in simple terms, earning money for them is as easy as a pie.
Cricketers also love to lead the team by the epitome of class. We just can’t judge their character based on their attitude on the field. They play with passion, pride, grit and determination to win games and in the process, some display sheer aggressiveness. But off the field, they are totally different people altogether.
In this article, we will take a look at the prettiest wives of former Indian cricketers:
1. Sagarika Ghatge-Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan, an Indian fast bowler, married Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge in 2017. Sagarika’s last film, ‘Irada,’ was released the same year. She also bid farewell to her acting career after that. Sagarika performed in Shahrukh Khan’s superhit film ‘Chak De India’ for the uninitiated.
2. Hazel Keech-Yuvraj Singh
In 2016, Bollywood actress Hazel Keech married Yuvraj Singh, a former star player. Hazel was most recently seen in the 2016 film ‘Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat.’ Hazel never returned to the film industry after her marriage. In the 2011 blockbuster film ‘Bodyguard,’ Hazel collaborated with Salman Khan.
3. Natasha Stankovic-Hardik Pandya
During the inaugural COVID-19 in Lockdown 2020, Natasha Stankovic married Team India’s ace all-rounder Hardik Pandya at their house. Natasha has performed in a number of popular songs and made her Bollywood debut in the 2014 film “Satyagraha.” Prior to her engagement, she starred in a cameo role for the online series “Flesh.” She hasn’t appeared in a film since her March engagement to Pandya.
4. Sangeeta Bijlani-Mohammad Azharuddin
After divorcing his first wife in 1996, former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin married Bollywood actress Sangeeta Bijlani. Both of them chose to marry after a long affair. Sangeeta was last seen in Mithun Chakrabarty’s film “Nirbhay.” She was never seen on-screen after that. Eventually, in 2010, the couple split.
5. Virender Sehwag – Aarti Ahlawat
In 2004, Virender Shewag married Aarti Ahlawat. Unbeknownst to many, Aarti is related to Sehwag through blood relations. For three years before getting married, Virat and Aarti were together.
6. Sachin Tendulkar – Anjali Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar married Anjali on May 24, 1995. Anjali is six years older than Sachin Tendulkar. The former Indian cricketer is a proud father of two children – Sara Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar.
7. Sakshi Singh Dhoni
Sakshi Singh Dhoni is the wife of former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. MS Dhoni and Sakshi Dhoni are blessed with a daughter named ‘Ziva Dhoni’.
8. Natasha Jain Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir and Natasha Jain Gambhir are childhood friends. The couple tied the knot in October 2011.
9. Suresh Raina – Priyanka Chaudhary
Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina got hitched to his childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary on April 3, 2015. It should be noted that Priyanka Chaudhary worked as an IT professional with a bank in the Netherlands before getting married to the CSK talismanic batsman.
The couple had become parents in 2016 when Priyanka Chaudhary Raina gave birth to their daughter ‘Gracia Raina’
10 Irfan Pathan – Safa Baig
Irfan Pathan married 21-year-old Safa Baig in a low key ceremony in February 4, 2016, at Haram Shareef in Mecca in Saudi Arabia. There is no doubt that Safa Baig is one of the most beautiful women. Jeddah-based model is known for her gorgeous doe-shaped eyes.
Irfan Pathan recently shared this marvellous picture on Instagram with his wife. Former Indian cricketer’s wife was targeted by netizens for wearing bright nail paint on her hands.
It was apparently considered un-Islamic according to religious imposters on social media.