Films and cricket are believed to be two of the most glamourous professions in India. And since time immemorial they two have overlapped and come in close contact with each other when dalliances between cricketers and Bollywood beauties have come to the fore. Recently, we heard about how Shruti Hassan and Suresh Raina are in a pretty serious relationship! The news triggered the thought of giving you a breakdown of 12 actor-cricketer jodis who made it to the headlines.
Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli: They were seen together in a shampoo commercial and it is believed that after getting to know each other they became inseparable. Though the Band Baaja Baraat actor has maintained that she is not seeing the ace cricketer, the love these two share isn’t hidden from the world (remember the leaked pictures of Anushka kissing Virat on the lips?). If reports are to be believed the couple will spend quality time with each other in Barcelona where the Bombay Velvet actor will be shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do. Just come out of the closet and admit to your relationship already!
Deepika Padukone –Yuvraj Singh: Yuvraj seems to have a strong liking for women from the film fraternity. His rumoured link-up with the Ram-Leela actor gave fodder to rumour mills for the longest time! Throughout their relationship the couple maintained that they are just good friends. The leggy lass broke up with the cricketing superstar to date her Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani co-star Ranbir Kapoor.
Yuvraj Singh-Kim Sharma: The Mohabbatein actor had an on-off relationship with the all-rounder. But the cricketer who battled cancer, decided to call it quits allegedly because his mommy didn’t approve of her prospective bahu. Well, doesn’t Yuvi personify the term Mumma’s boy?
Geeta Basra – Harbhajan: Even Shahrukh Khan pulled the cricketer’s leg regarding his relationship with The Train actor! This couple has its lips sealed about the relationship but apparently their love affair is reaching the stars!
Zaheer Khan – Isha Sherwani: The dancer-actor romanced the Indian cricketer for a sum total of eight years before splitting with him! Rumours did rounds that the two are supposed to tie the knot but that didn’t materialise. Reports suggested that the couple headed to Splitsville because they hardly got time to spend with each other. If only they could have learnt a lesson from Anushka and Virat!
Sushmita Sen – Wasim Akram: Like Anushka-Virat this couple kept to the tag of good friends. The stunning diva and the Pakistani cricketer even rubbished rumours about marriage. The alleged couple put an end to all rumours when Akram went ahead and married an Australian model, thus leaving our Sush behind. Sigh!
Zeenat Aman – Imran Khan: The Pakistani cricketer who was also linked to the late politician Benazir Bhutto apparently had a hush-hush affair with this Indian diva of the yesteryear. The relationship never went to another level.
Sangeeta Bijlani-Azharuddin: He was the captain of the Indian team till his reputation was wrecked due to his alleged involvement in match-fixing controversies. He added another feather to his controversial cap be dating Salman Khan’s ex-girlfriend and erstwhile Miss India; while he was still married to someone else. Bijlani even faced flak for being a ‘home-breaker’. Sadly, there love affair didn’t flourish for long as they decided to go their separate ways.
Nagma-Sourav Ganguly: The Bhojpuri actor dated the cricketing while he was married to his wife Dona. Their relationship became the talk of the town not only in India but also overseas! In 2001, they decided to call it quits though Nagma never blamed the Bengal tiger for breaking up with her.
Sharmila Tagore-Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi: In the winter of 1969, love blossomed between the Nawab of Pataudi and the Aradhana actor as they decided to tie the knot and promised never to part ways. They went on to parent three talented kids including Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan.
Reena Roy-Mohsin Khan: In 1983, at the peak of her career, Shatrughan Sinha’s alleged lover decided to leave it all behind and marry Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan. The couple hit rocky waters after getting hitched and the Kaalicharan actor even lost the custody of her daughter Sanam. Though later she regained the custody as Mohsin remarried in Pakistan.