5 Bollywood actresses who married Indian cricketers

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5 Bollywood actresses who married Indian cricketers

The buzz around Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's wedding in Italy is getting louder by the hour

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Published: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 9:34 AM

Last updated: Mon 11 Dec 2017, 5:17 PM

The buzz around Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's wedding in Italy is getting louder by the hour.
According to media reports on Sunday, the India cricket captain Virat Kohli is all set to marry his long-time girlfriend Anushka Sharma in a much-anticipated wedding this week.
Right from actress Sharmila Tagore's wedding to former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, India has a long history of marriages between cricket players and movie stars.
While we await for pictures of the Virat-Anushka wedding to appear on social media, here's a list of marriages between Indian cricketers and Bollywood actresses. 

Zaheer Khan-Sagarika Ghatge 

The latest couple to tie a knot was Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge. The rumors of their wedding started doing rounds when they made an entry together at Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech's wedding. It is now known that the couple decided to exchange vows after being together for nine months. 
Never laugh at your wife's choices.You are one of them. Partners for life !! #engaged?? @sagarikaghatge
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Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli made a grand entry at their wedding and also set the dance floor on fire. 

Yuvraj Singh - Hazel Keech 

Yuvraj Singh made headlines with his closeness with many Bollywood actresses like Kim Sharma, Preity Zinta and Deepika Padukone. But he finally made an official announcement after being engaged to Hazel Keech in Bali and later getting married a year back.

Harbhajan Singh - Geeta Basra

Dating each other for around 8 years, Actor Geeta Basra and cricketer Harbhajan Singh finally tied a knot in 2015. 
It was love at first sight for the cricketers as he recollects, "I saw her in a song - Woh Ajnabee - when I was playing county cricket in London. I told my friend that I want to meet this girl." After team India won the  T-20 World Cup in South Africa, he messaged her for coffee and the rest as they say is history. 

Sangeeta Bijlani- Mohammad Azharuddin

Although married, rumors of Mohammad Azharuddin having an extra-marital affair with Sangeeta Bijlani became to surface in 1994. Having met at a commercial photoshoot for the first time, the duo stayed in touch and finally got married in 1996. The couple, however, split after couple of years. 

Sharmila Tagore - Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

He was the youngest captain of Indian cricket team and she the reigning queen of Bollywood. When the two met, Mansoor Ali didn't know anything about the film industry. How the cricketer managed to woo her while she was around the top heroes of Bollywood is a tale to be told. Apparently, the cricketer spent four years trying to charm her by sending roses, love letters and even a refrigerator.

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