In pictures: Famous cricketer-actress link-ups
It all started in 1965 when Sharmila was in Delhi for a shoot and Tiger Pataudi got introduced to her through some common friends. And, after 4 years of constant persuasion, they got married, amidst stiff family opposition.
Virat is as much in the news for his spectacular batting as for his colourful life off the field. After initially denying their relationship, Anushka and Virat were spotted together holding hands in New Zealand. As per reports, Virat and Anushka stayed together at the latter's flat for five days before the cricketer departed for New Zealand. In fact, Virat is said to have stayed at Anushka'ÃÂs place ever since he returned from South Africa. They finally made it official that the two of them are dating.
The hot-headed cricketer and the actress were reportedly dating for a few years, though they have never admitted to the relationship. Last month, the two surprised everyone by getting engaged first and then soon after, tying the knot in October 2015.
Azhar was happily married with two kids when he met the former Miss India and fell head over heels for her. It was only a matter of time before Azhar divorced his first wife and tied the knot with Bijlani. Rumours of a split surfaced a couple of years back, but they remain together until finally getting a divorce.
One of the most talked about couples at a point of time, they split due to differences and went on to have other affairs. Kim is now married to a Kenyan businessman while Yuvraj is currently engaged to Bollywood actress Hazel Keech.
Warne has had numerous flings over the years, and his affair with the English model-actress is an on-off thing. They split, only to comeback together again. After being engaged in 2011, they called it off again in December 2013. Liz was recently spotted at the Cricket All Stars tournament which Warne was part of.
The super successful cricket captain reportedly had a huge crush on the dimpled actress post her Bollywood debut. The media got enough fodder for gossip after Dhoni invited Deepika for a T20 match against Australia and Deepika took up the offer as well. Nothing much transpired after that as Dhoni went on to marry Sakshi
A couple of years back, Rohit was reportedly linked with the British-Indian actress and 'Bigg Boss 7' contestant. Cosy pictures of the couple started doing the rounds, and they spent a lot of time with each other before the attraction ran out. Rohit recently got married to his childhood friend Ritika Sajdeh last month.
The cricketer-actress duo had an eight-year on and off romance. In the end, the fact that the two could not take out time for each other took a toll on their relationship. They remain close friends to this day.
India pacer Zaheer Khan set tongues wagging after being spotted with former Video Jockey Ramona Arena at a Mumbai mall. But nothing stemmed further
Rumour mills started churning out after Neha Dhupia was spotted with cricketer Yuvraj Singh at a Lakme Fashion Week after-party in 2013 but nothing was confirmed by either of them. Till date the two remain close friends.
The actress married the Pakistani cricketer in 1983, when her career was at its peak, and quit movies. The wedding however did not last long even though they had a daughter, and Roy returned to films.
Virat Kohli was apparently seen shopping with Brazilian model and actress Izabelle Leite in 2013 which created a certain stir around but later fizzed out
The former India skipper rumoured to have had a torrid relationship with South siren Nagma many years back. Days ahead of the crucial 2001 Test series against Australia, Ganguly reportedly went to the famous Shiva temple at Srikalahasti in nearby Chittoor District to perform 'Sarpadosha' puja with Nagma, which put him in a tight spot although nothing went further
For a brief while their pairing was much talked about. They were apparently even spotted spending sometime together in Australia. Their rumoured relationship soon fizzled out. Dipika went on to date Ranbir Kapoor and then Ranveer Singh
Sir Viv Richards was already married when he had an affair with Neena Gupta. They had a brief, unconventional relationship, and had a daughter, Masaba, who is now a well-known fashion designer and lives with her mother.
There were gossips about the cricketer-turned-commentator dating Amrita Singh for a while before their relationship came to an abrupt end
The dashing Pakistani cricketer and the yesteryear Bollywood siren created ripples in the media when they started dating each other. However, their affair was very short-lived. Imran was later married twice - to British socialite Jemima Khan and Brit-Pak journalist Reham Khan but both marriages ended in divorce.
India'ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs World Cup-winning captain reportedly had a much-publicised affair with the actress. It is apparently said that the Dev'ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs family was happy with his choice, but it was soon learnt that Dev was also dating someone else. Dev eventually married Romi
Anju was just 17 years old when she met Gary Sobers in 1966. She broke off her engagement to Rajesh Khanna so she could accept Gary's proposal. But, with Gary playing county cricket in England and Anju in India, the long-distance relationship did not last long.
The English cricketer and Amrita Arora made no secret of their relationship when they were together. Afzal even tattooed Amrita's name on his arm. They later split and Amrita went on to marry a businessman Shakeel Ladak. Afzal and Amrita are said to share a cordial relation though.
The Pakistani cricketer and Indian actress are said to have reportedly dated for a while. But, Sayali later claimed that it was a marketing gimmick for their film together which never took off. Shoaib went on to marry Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza while Sayali also tied the knot.