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Celebs Who Married Cricketers Before Virushka!

‘The couple of the year’, ‘the talk of the town’ and many other titles are given to this pair. India cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma are the cutest couple on everyone’ social media right now. With adorable pictures and showing off each other, the duo has won our hearts. But let’s not forget there were many such celebrity-cricketer couples before ‘Virushka’. Obviously, we aren’t comparing anyone but instead spreading some love. Below are very own lovebirds paired from Bollywood and Cricket are here to give us more feels.

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  • Sagarika Ghatge – Zaheer Khan

The ‘Chak De India’ actress Sagarika Ghatge recently got married to Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan in 2017. The duo kept their relationship private for months before making official after which friends and fans sent wishes. Zaheer Khan actually whisked her off to Goa between IPL matches for a break from everyone where he popped the question. There was no need to think about anything and just say after courting for months.

  • Yuvraj Singh – Hazel Keech

British born Hazel Keech starred in movies such as ‘Billa’ and ’Bodyguard’ and several advertisements while Yuvraj Singh is part of the Indian cricket team. Married in 2016, the couple courted for 2 years before tying the knot. They had met at mutual friend’s birthday party in 2011 after which they became close in 2014. The pair did not one but 3 reception parties; a Sikh wedding in Chandigarh, a Hindu reception in Goa and another lavish reception in Delhi.

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  • Geeta Basra – Harbhajan Singh

Bollywood actress Geeta Basra caught the eye of Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh right in London. The couple married in 2015 after chasing her for 3 years. Harbhajan fell in love with her after seeing her in the famous Bollywood number ‘Woh Ajnabee’ and tried to meet her. Apparently, the actress had rejected the cricketer at first because she was still a newbie that wanted to focus on movies but later on she found out that he was a good guy and finally agreed to be friends and love blossomed. What a love story!

  • Sharmila Tagore – Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

An evergreen love story, this duo has beaten the odds of double famous lives. The youngest Indian cricket team captain ever and a renowned yesteryear actress, Mansur Ali Pataudi aka Tiger Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore have given us relationship goals. Meeting at an after match party in 1965, they both confessed to not knowing anything about the other’s careers. But something clicked and they pair married in 1969. Theirs was one of the famous inter-religion marriage (Nawabi Muslim – Bengali Hindu) that inspired many. This couple stayed strong for 42 years of marriage till Mansur Ali’s death in 2011.

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