It will be a gross mistake if you believe that glamour and cricket have mixed only after the incarnation of the IPL (Indian Premier League), the relations between Bollywood and Cricket are existing for ages now. Just check out these jodis who are from Bollywood and Cricket and made a rocking pair.There have been numerous affairs between them but only a few have managed to awaken a great deal of media curiosity due to the glamour attached to both the professions.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Virat and Anushka, who stayed strong through many ups and downs, are apparently no longer together.Not all cricketer-actress romances culminate in heartbreak though.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore
Back in the 1960s, when the suave Nawab of Pataudi and Indian captain met Bollywood's A-lister diva, sparks were inevitable.While neither -- Sharmila or 'Tiger' Pataudi's -- parents lend instant approval to this inter-religious match, love won against all odds.The classy husband and wife pair and parents to 3 children (Saif, Soha and Saba), stayed happily married for over four decades till Pataudi's demise in 2011.
Manoj Prabhakar and Farheen
Remember Farheen -- the Madhuri Dixit-lookalike Ronit Roy wooed amidst tremendous parental opposition in Jaan Tere Naam. Farheen's involvement with the controversial, much-married Indian bowler Manoj Prabhakar led to the latter's ugly divorce with first wife Sandhya and her disappearance from the movie scene.Despite the obstacles, the duo subsequently tied the knot and now reside in Delhi with teenaged sons named as Rahil and Manavansh and as well as Rahul, Prabhakar's son from his earlier marriage, his wife and baby. Now they all live together.
Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra
In a classic case of clean bowled, cricketer Harbhajan Singh fell head over heels for The Train actress Geeta Basra whom he met through common friends.Even so, the shy spinner preferred to keep his affair under wraps in public. The couple dated for a good 8 years before making it official last year around a traditional gurudwara ceremony inBhajji's hometown, Jalandhar.
Anirudha Srikkanth and Arthi Venkatesh
Following in the footsteps of a famous batsman father is not an easy job but Krish Srikkanth's Anirudha is trying his best.Best known for scoring quick runs during his IPL stint as Chennai Super Kings opener, Aniruddha and his gorgeous model wife Arthi Venkatesh are quite the IT couple in Chennai's social circles. Arthi, her website states, 'has over 250 runway shows and 300 plus photoshoots to her credit.'
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
Yuvraj Singh, the dream boy now found his queen Hazel Keech. UK-based Keech, who's acted in Salman Khan-starrer Bodyguard and competed in the 7th season of reality show, Bigg Boss.
Last November, these couple got engaged in a private ceremony at Bali.Needless to say, we are certainly looking forward to their big day sometime this year.