In pictures: Famous cricketer-actress link-ups

Updated: Dec 21, 2017, 17:45 IST
  • In pictures: Famous cricketer-actress link-ups

    This is a collage picture that has Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, Mohammad Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani, Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne and Rohit Sharma and Sofia Hayat

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    Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma: Virat is as much in the news for his spectacular batting as for his colourful life off the field. As per latest 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 rumoured to have stayed at Anushka's place ever since he returned from South Africa. The cricketer is said to have visited the actress even before heading for the African sojourn. The two apparently became rather close after they shot for a shampoo ad together. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were spotted at many occasions and events together. After much speculation, the couple finally got married in a hush-hush ceremony involving family and friends in Tuscany, Italy

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    Virat Kohli and Izabelle Leite: 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

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    Rohit Sharma and Sofia Hayat: 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

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    Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech: After various rumoured affairs, India's heartthrob all-rounder Yuvraj Singh announced his engagement to Bollywood celebrity Hazel Keech in November 2015. A year later the couple were married in 2016

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    Yuvraj Singh and Kim Sharma: One of the most talked about couples at a point in 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

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    Yuvraj Singh and Deepika Padukone: For a brief while their pairing was much talked about. They have apparently even been spotted spending some time together in Australia. Their rumoured relationship soon fizzled out. Dipika went on to date Ranbir Kapoor and then Ranveer Singh, while Yuvraj Singh was later married to Hazel Keech

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    Yuvraj Singh and Neha Dhupia: 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

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    Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra: 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

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    Zaheer Khan and Isha Sharvani: 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. Zaheer Khan went on to marry Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge

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    Zaheer Khan and Ramona Arena:: India pacer Zaheer Khan set tongues wagging after being spotted with former Video Jockey Ramona Arena at a Mumbai mall. But nothing stemmed further. Zaheer Khan went on to marry Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge

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    Mohammad Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani: 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

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    MS Dhoni and Deepika Padukone: 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

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    Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley: 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.

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    Tiger Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore: It all started in 1965 when Sharmila was in Delhi for a shoot and Tiger Pataudi got introduced to her by some common friends. And, after 4 years of constant persuasion, they got married, amidst stiff family opposition

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    Mohsin Khan and Reena Roy: 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

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    Vivian Richards and Neena Gupta: 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

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    Ravi Shastri and Amrita Singh: There were gossips about the cricketer-turned-commentator dating Amrita Singh for a while before their relationship came to an abrupt end

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    Imran Khan and Zeenat Aman: 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

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    Kapil Dev and Sarika: India's World Cup-winning captain reportedly had a much-publicised affair with the actress. It is apparently said that the Dev's family was happy with his choice, but it was soon learnt that Dev was also dating someone else. Dev eventually married Romi

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    Gary Sobers and Anju Mahendroo: 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.

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    Sourav Ganguly and Nagma: 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

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    Usman Afzal and Amrita Arora: 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

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    Shoaib Malik and Sayali Bhagat: 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

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About The Gallery

Today is the birth anniversary of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the Nawab who was married to actress Sharmila Tagore. We take a look at some of the various link-ups and relationships between cricketers and actresses

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