Bollywood's leading ladies have always had a thing for handsome cricketers sweating it on the pitch. While a few couples in the past have proved that Bollywood and cricket alliances can be successful, the current crop seems to be taking the path well paved as well
Virat Kohli is proving to be a fast favourite with Hindi film actresses, with reports of new link ups every few months cropping up. MS Dhoni, who is happily married was a ladies’ man too as was good friend Yuvraj Singh. Cutting to the chase, here’s a list of romantic link ups that are sure to catch the fancy of every cricket loving and Bollywood loving fan. Enjoy!
1. Anushka Sharma - Virat Kohli
It seems they first met on the sets of a shampoo ad, about a year back and word is that they bonded instantly. They've been inseparable ever since and though they've yet to declare that they're in a relationship, the chemistry between them is palpable and evident for all to see. To top that, they spend all their free time together and even fly to foreign destinations to keep each other company. That’s not all. Recent reports even vouch for the fact that the duo is living in with each other. The only glitch in their lovely little story is that Virat will now be away from his lady love, thanks to the IPL coming up. The first lady of Cricket (as she was called on Coffee with Karan) too is busy with her out of the country shoot for Bombay Velvet. Call us mushy, but we can’t help ourselves when we see love birds chirping the tune of luuurrvvv!
Anushka and virat
2. Geeta Basra - Harbhajan Singh
This is another couple that has remained tight lipped about their relationship, since… forever! Geeta, who used to be seen in Bollywood movies (someone please tell us what’s happening on the career front for her) but got written about more for her alliance with Bhajji than for all her films clubbed together. Sigh! She’s even admitted on several occasions that Bhajji is a 'close friend'. The best part is that neither has ever denied being in a relationship. Off late, the gossip mills suggest that the actress and the spinner are in the process of finalising a wedding date, mostly sometime this year itself so here's wishing the couple a Happy Wedded Life, in advance. Yes, we’re sweet like that.
3. Isha Sharvani - Zaheer Khan
One of the steadiest romances in the world of cricket and Bollywood, Isha and Zaheer had their share of ups and downs during their 8 year long relationship with each other. Stories about them calling it quits and then patching up surfaced more than once during this period, so people around them kinda took it for granted that tying the knot is the logical next step for them. So you can imagine the shocker when the duo said that they are not getting married, but separating instead! They finally put a full stop on their relationship a year ago but they maintain that they're still good friends and admit to chatting with each other occasionally. It's been a year since they parted ways but both of them haven't been reported to be dating anyone else, so we're still hoping that they get back with each other and may be, just maybe, even take the plunge. Wishful thinking? Only time will tell. But we do believe in happy endings. Silly us!
4. Kim Sharma - Yuvraj Singh
Kim and Yuvi dated for about four-five years before parting ways due to personal differences. Apparently not all was well between Kimmy and Yuvi’s mommy dearest and it was Kim darling who had to back out. Anyway, post the split Yuvraj went on to be a part of the World Cup winning team and even fought Cancer for heaven’s sake, while Kim got hitched to a wealthy businessman from Kenya. They claim to be in touch, but a romantic alliance is definitely a thing of the past between these two.
Kim Sharma and Yuvraj Singh
5. Riya Sen - Sreesanth
Sreesanth may be married now, but reports about his ‘close’ friendship with actor Riya Sen were the talk of town, not so long ago. Not that anyone was convinced, but they hid behind the 'good friends' adage throughout their alleged courtship period, which began when they met on the sets of a jewellery shoot, a few years back. Current status on each of them is that Sreesanth has tied the knot, is battling alleged on field betting links while Riya… wait for it… is entering the big bad world of politics. Why? Because she wants to make a difference, y’all! All the best we say. Hope this works our better.
Riya Sen and Sreenath
6 & 7. Deepika Padukone - MS Dhoni and Yuvraj
Now! Now! Don’t get naughty just yet. And the numbering isn’t a typo either. Bollywood's golden girl seems to have quite a fan following among Indian cricket players. Team captain MS Dhoni reportedly had a huge crush on Dippy but things never materialised between them and soon after Dhoni went on get hitched to his college sweetheart Sakshi. Yuvraj Singh, after his break up with Kim Sharma was also linked to Deepika. Though we don't know what transpired between them, Deepika soon announced that she was in a relationship with actor Ranbir Kapoor. Sadly Deepika and Ranbir's relationship too didn't last for very long and the dimpled actress went on to date business tycoon Vijay Mallya's son Siddharth for a short while. She is currently in a steady relationship with actor Ranveer Singh. Looks like she’s had it with cricketers! Phew!
Rumours Galore! There are more in the club.
Yuvi was quite the Casanova before he was diagnosed with Cancer, we must say. Not that he’s any less charming now, but we gather he’s focussing on getting his career back in shape before having his way with the ladies for the time being. After his split with Kim Sharma, he was linked with aspiring actress Akshara Gowda. And she was not the only one. His team co-captain and actor Preity Zinta and even actor Ameesha Patel, he was rumoured to have a soft corner for them all. Sreesanth too was linked to television actress Surveen Chawla before his fondness for Riya Sen came to the light. Anushka Sharma too may be going strong with Virat Kohli but it wasn’t long before that she was apparently quite serious with cricketer Suresh Raina while Virat was in a steady relationship with former Miss India World and pretty actress Sarah Jane Dias. Phew!
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