Hardik-Natasa, Irfan-Safa: Cricketers with their stunning better halves

Updated: Feb 14, 2020, 09:56 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Hardik Pandya-Natasa Stankovic

    Hardik Pandya-Natasa Stankovic

    India's star all-rounder Hardik Pandya surprised everyone when he announced his engagement to Bigg Boss 8 star and Serbian actress Natasa Stankovic on New Year's Day 2020. Pandya popped the question to his ladylove on a ferry ride in Dubai accompanied by their mutual friends.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni-Sakshi Dhoni

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni-Sakshi Dhoni

    Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni married his childhood friend and long-time girlfriend Sakshi in July 2010. MS Dhoni and Sakshi's relationship has been a benchmark when one talks about Indian cricketers and their better halves. For over a decade now, Sakshi has been seen often during matches supporting and cheering Dhoni and the Indian team from the stands. The couple has a four-year-old daughter named Ziva. Pic/ AFP

    In pic: Dhoni and Sakshi enjoy some beach time in Varca, Goa on October 24, 2010. 

  • Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma

    Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma

    Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma's romance were doing the rounds since 2013 when they appeared in an advertisement together. Anushka Sharma began accompanying Virat Kohli on overseas tours. The couple were also spotted at various restaurants on dates. Virat Kohli finally confessed his love for Anushka on social media later and the power couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Italy in December 2017. (Pic/ Virat Kohli's Instagram)

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar-Nupur Nagar

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar-Nupur Nagar

    Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar got engaged to Nupur Nagar in Greater Noida and the couple later got married in Meerut on 23 November 2017. Nupur Nagar keeps posting pictures with her cricketer husband on Instagram. Pic/ Bhuvneshwar Kumar's Instagram)

  • Zaheer Khan-Sagarika Ghatge

    Zaheer Khan-Sagarika Ghatge

    Former India pacer Zaheer Khan and actress Sagarika Ghatge showed up together during Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech's marriage in November 2016, which created a buzz about their relationship. At the time, neither admitted to being in a relationship. On April 25, 2017, Zaheer announced on Twitter that he and the 'Chak De! India' actress was engaged. The Bollywood actress took to Instagram to confirm the news. The couple got married on November 23, 2017, and threw a grand reception for family and friends.

  • Rohit Sharma-Ritika Sajdeh

    Rohit Sharma-Ritika Sajdeh

    Known as 'Hitman' of the Indian team, Mumbai-based cricketer Rohit Sharma and his childhood best friend Ritika Sajdeh were married on December 13, 2015. Ritika was a marketing professional before getting married to the cricket star. The couple were blessed with a baby girl named Samaira in January 2019. Pic Courtesy/ Rohit Sharma's Twitter

  • Shikhar Dhawan-Ayesha Mukherjee

    Shikhar Dhawan-Ayesha Mukherjee

    Shikhar Dhawan married Ayesha Mukherjee, who is half-Bengali and half-British, on October 30, 2012, at Vasant Kunj (South Delhi) Gurudwara, as per Sikh customs. Ayesha has 2 daughters from her previous marriage. Shikhar and Ayesha have a son named Zoravar. Shikhar Dhawan often posts videos of himself relaxing with his kids and wife. Pic courtesy/ Shikhar Dhawan's Twitter

  • Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech

    Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech

    After quite some speculation of a romance brewing, India's heartthrob and former cricketer Yuvraj Singh and actress Hazel Keech confirmed they were together when the two got engaged on November 12, 2015. Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech tied the knot as per Sikh traditions at a gurudwara in Punjab in November 2016 

  • Harbhajan Singh-Geeta Basra

    Harbhajan Singh-Geeta Basra

    Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh and Bollywood actress Geeta Basra were married in a gurudwara in October 2015. The mehendi and sangeet ceremony was held at the Punjab cricketer's home. After the wedding, the couple organized a grand reception which was attended by many cricketers and Bollywood celebrities. Harbhajan and Geeta have a daughter named Heer Hinaya Plaha. (Pic/ Harbhajan Singh's official Instagram account)

  • Ravindra Jadeja-Riva Solanki

    Ravindra Jadeja-Riva Solanki

    Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja got married to mechanical engineer Riva Solanki on April 17, 2016. They were blessed with a baby girl on June 8, 2017, and they named her Nidhyana (Pic/ PTI)

  • Irfan Pathan-Safa Baig

    Irfan Pathan-Safa Baig

    Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan tied the knot with Jeddah-based model Safa Baig in Mecca almost a week before Valentine's Day in 2016. His bride is a nail artist by passion and works for a PR firm. In December 2016, the couple was blessed with a son and named him Imran. (Pic Courtesy/ Irfan Pathan's Instagram)

  • Dinesh Karthik-Dipika Pallikal

    Dinesh Karthik-Dipika Pallikal

    Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik and Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal were first engaged and then got married in a Christian ceremony in Chennai on August 18, 2015, and later in a Hindu ceremony on August 20, 2015. They keep posting romantic photos from their holiday diaries on Instagram now and then. Pic/ PTI

  • Ajinkya Rahane-Radhika Dhopavkar

    Ajinkya Rahane-Radhika Dhopavkar

    Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane tied the knot with his childhood friend Radhika Dhopavkar in September 2014. It was an arranged marriage and took place in Mumbai

  • Suresh Raina-Priyanka Chowdhary

    Suresh Raina-Priyanka Chowdhary

    All-rounder Suresh Raina married his childhood friend Priyanka Chowdhary on April 3, 2015, a day after they were engaged. Raina and his wife have a daughter named Gracia

  • Dhawal Kulkarni-Shraddha Kharpude

    Dhawal Kulkarni-Shraddha Kharpude

    Dhawal Kulkarni got married to his friend Shraddha Kharpude on March 3, 2016, in a simple ceremony held in Mumbai. Pic/ PTI

  • Cheteshwar Pujara-Puja Pabari

    Cheteshwar Pujara-Puja Pabari

    Cheteshwar Pujara tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Puja Pabari in Rajkot on February 13, 2013. The couple gave birth to a daughter named Aditi in 2018.

  • Sachin Tendulkar-Anjali Tendulkar

    Sachin Tendulkar-Anjali Tendulkar

    Sachin Tendulkar married wife Anjali on May 24, 1995, and the couple has never looked back since. Anjali has set an example for cricket WAGs as she creates the perfect balance between her personal and professional life. Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar have two children - a girl, Sara and a boy, Arjun. Pic/ AFP

  • Virender Sehwag-Aarti Ahlawat

    Virender Sehwag-Aarti Ahlawat

    Virender Sehwag and his wife Aarti Ahlawat pose for photographers at their wedding reception in New Delhi, April 24, 2004. Virender Sehwag quite active on social media after retiring from cricket and he often shares witty oneliners on current affairs on his Twitter account. The couple have 2 sons - Aryavir and Vedant. Pic/ AFP

    Gautam Gambhir-Natasha Jain

  • Hardik-Natasa, Irfan-Safa: Cricketers with their stunning better halves

    Gautam Gambhir-Natasha Jain

    Gautam Gambhir, who bid farewell to cricket through an emotional video, married Natasha Jain in a quiet ceremony in New Delhi on October 28, 2011. Gautam Gambhir and Natasha Jain have a daughter named Aazeen Gambhir. Pic/ AFP

  • Ankeet Chavan-Neha Sambari

    Ankeet Chavan-Neha Sambari

    Ankeet Chavan married Neha Sambari in Dadar, Mumbai in a quiet ceremony on June 2, 2013. Pic/ Bipin Kokate

  • Manoj Tiwary-Sushmita Roy

    Manoj Tiwary-Sushmita Roy

    Manoj Tiwary tied the knot with girlfriend Sushmita Roy in Howrah on July 18, 2013. Pic courtesy/ Manoj Tiwary's Twitter

  • Parthiv Patel-Avni Zaveri

    Parthiv Patel-Avni Zaveri

    Ashok Dinda became a married man following his wedding to Sreyasi Rudra at Chinsurah in Hooghly district on July 22, 2013. Pic courtesy/ Ashok Dinda's Twitter account

  • Parthiv Patel-Avni Zaveri

    Parthiv Patel-Avni Zaveri

    Explosive batsman Yusuf Pathan's Nikah to Afreen Khan took place in Byculla, Mumbai on March 27, 2013. A year later, the couple was blessed with a son. Pic/Shadab Khan

  • Parthiv Patel-Avni Zaveri

    Parthiv Patel-Avni Zaveri

    Parthiv Patel dances with his wife in a Garba organised by Friends Cultural Group in Ahmedabad, late September 22, 2009. Parthiv Patel got married to his wife Avni Zaveri in 2008. Pic/ AFP

  • Shakib Al Hasan-Umme Ahmed Shishir

    Shakib Al Hasan-Umme Ahmed Shishir

    Former Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan chose a special day to tie the knot. His wedding to girlfriend Umme Ahmed Shishir, a US national, took place in Dhaka on 12.12.12. The couple has a daughter named Alaina Hasan Abri. Pic/ AFP

  • Mohammad Amir-Narjis

    Mohammad Amir-Narjis

    Mohammad Amir tied the knot with British-born Pakistani Narjis in Lahore in September 2016. Amir and Narjis met at a family event in London in 2010. The duo had a brief nikkah ceremony in 2014 while Amir was still severing his five-year ban from cricket for spot-fixing.

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  • Kumara Sangakkara-Yehali Sangakkara

    Kumara Sangakkara-Yehali Sangakkara

    Kumara Sangakkara got married to Yehali Sangakkara in 2003, the couple has a son named Kavith Sangakkara and a daughter named Swyree Sangakkara. Pic/ AFP

    In picture: Kumara Sangakkara and his wife Yehali arrive at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Colombo on June 5, 2010. 

  • Muttiah Muralitharan-Madhimalar

    Muttiah Muralitharan-Madhimalar

    Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan poses for a photo with his wife Madhimalar after his team won the first Test match between Sri Lanka and India at The Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 22, 2010. Pic/ AFP

  • Angelo Mathews-Heshani

    Angelo Mathews-Heshani

    Sri Lankan cricketer Angelo Mathews exchanged wedding vows with Heshani at a Roman Catholic Church in Colombo on July 18, 2013. The couple has two children. The Pic/ AFP

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About The Gallery

Cricketers are well-known, talked-about and covered in the media for their performances and achievements. But how many of you know about their better halves? On Valentine's Day 2020, we take a look at romantic photos of cricketers and their glamorous wives and beautiful girlfriends