Virat Kohli marries Anushka Sharma: Cricketers and their love for Bollywood divas

first_imgVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in a secret affair in Tuscany, Italy ending days of speculation.Kohli, India’s captain, leading batsman in the world and Anushka, one of Bollywood’s top actors, met during an ad shoot in 2013. Their relationship has since captuted the imagination of an entire country.Anushka has in the past been unfairly targetted by social media trolls but Kohli stepped in to defend his lady’s honour.After India were knocked out of the World T20 in 2016 by West Indies, nasty trolls took a dig at Anushka. However, Kohli shame the trolls with a now iconic tweet which said: “Shame on people for trolling @AnushkaSharma non-stop. Have some compassion. She has always only given me positivity”Shame on people for trolling @AnushkaSharma non-stop. Have some compassion. She has always only given me positivity Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 28, 2016The two have of course been seen together in public events, ISL matches and vacations. Anushka has attended India and IPL maches cheering for Kohli, who smashed one hundred after another.In fact, a staggering 36 of his 52 international hundreds have been scored since the two started dating in 2013.Kohli and Anushka are now happily married and it is understood the wedding reception will be held in Mumbai on December 26. Later, the next day, the new Mrs Kohli will leave with her husband for South Africa where India will play three Tests starting January 5 followed by a series of limited-overs matches.As India rejoices with the news of Virushka’s wedding, we decided to take a look at other high-profile cricketers who tied the knot with Bollywood divas:advertisementMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi – Sharmila Tagore: Pataudi, one of India’s most reverred captains, taught the team it could win Test matches. He led India in 40 of the 46 Tests he played and won 9 of them. Stylish, gritty, royal and enigmatic, Pataudi was a hearthrob in his time. He met Sharmila through a common friend back in the 1960s and it needed a lot of wooing from the then Indian captain. Some reports said Pataudi needed four years to hear his lady love say ‘Yes’. The two tied the knot on December 27, 1969.Mohammad Azharuddin – Sangeeta Bijlani: It was love at first sight for Azhar. One of India’s most flambyoant cricketers, Azhar had met Sangeeta during an ad shoot in the 1990s. The couple tied the knot a few years later. However, the two separated over the course of time.HARBHAJAN SINGH-GEETA BASRASpinner Harbhajan Singh tied the knot with longtime girlfriend and actor Geeta Basra on October 29 near Jalandhar in Punjab. The family had booked Hotel Club Cabana on Phagwara Road, located about 20 km away from the spinner’s hometown Jalandhar.The sangeet ceremony was the main attraction of the wedding with Harbhajan hiring a choreographer to train his family members and close friends Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli, sources said. Bhajji, who has participated in dance reality shows earlier, is also expected to dance at the wedding.YUVRAJ SINGH-HAZEL KEECHp>Star cricketer Yuvraj Singh on November 30 got married to model-turned-actress Hazel Keech at a Gurudwara in Fatehgarh Sahib, Chandigarh. The wedding is to be followed by a reception party which will be held at the same hotel where the Indian cricket team is staying.The main wedding function, held at Dera Hanswali gurudwara near Chandigarh, included family and very close friends. The reception however, was attended by members of the Indian cricket team, including skipper Virat Kohli. The former coach Anil Kumble, was also present at the star-studded mehendi and sangeet ceremony.ZAHEER KHAN-SAGARIKA GHATGEIndia Today PhotoZaheer Khan tied the knot with Sagarika Ghatge in Mumbai on November 23 and the homely, intimate wedding was attended by among others, Zaheer’s former India teammate Ashish Nehra.Zaheer had announced his engagement with ‘Chak de India’ star Sagarika earlier in 2017. The two were scheduled to get married on November 27 at a five-star hotel in Mumbai but the date was brought forward to November 23.The likes of Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar, Ajit Agarkar, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech also graced the occasion.last_img read more