In India, the love story between cricket and love is timeless. This time, Statusbyzz has brought the story of cricketers who married their fans and you probably didn’t know about that.
Cricket can be seen around every corner in India and its popularity has skyrocketed with the introduction of T-20s. The gentleman’s game is immensely popular all over the world, but in India cricket is not just a sport, it’s an emotion. Once a player is named to the Indian Cricket Team, he becomes a global icon overnight.
With the introduction of the world’s biggest cricketing league, IPL (Indian Premier League) many cricketers come into the limelight. People recognize young talents like Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Ravi Bishnoi, Rishabh Pant, and many others.
In this blog, we’ll look at the cricketers who married their fans after falling in love with them. So, without further ado, let’s begin with the list here.
Famous cricketers who tied the knot with their fans
Here is the list of cricketers who married their fans after falling in love with them.
1. MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the most successful ODI captain of India, who is also known as “captain cool” usually maintains a distance from the media but his fans always want to know more about him. After the biopic of MS Dhoni, the world was introduced to Mahi and his wife Sakshi Dhoni’s love tale. In the year 2007, MS Dhoni met his wife Sakshi in a Taj Bengal hotel.
Sakshi became a fan of Dhoni after meeting him, and the couple married on July 4, 2010 in Dehradun. MS Dhoni’s captaincy led to many victories for the Indian cricket team, and he is widely regarded as the best Indian captain, if not the finest captain in the world.
2. Rohit Sharma
The fairy tale of Rohit Sharma, the current captain of the Indian cricket team, is no less than a Bollywood film. Many people didn’t know that Ritika Sajdeh, who is the spouse of Rohit Sharma, was the manager of Rohit Sharma before marrying him. Also, she is the Rakhi Sister of Cricketer Yuvraj Singh.
Ritika was not only Rohit’s manager but also she was a huge fan of his. However, Rohit fell in love with her and the couple tied the knot in December 2015. In the year 2018 the couple was blessed with a baby girl, Samaira.
3. Sachin Tendulkar
The little master, the GOD of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is the next one under the category of cricketers who married their fans. He made his debut in the year 1989 and became the greatest ever batsman in the world. During his long journey in cricket of more than 24 years he came across Anjali and tied a knot with her in the year 1995.
Despite the fact that Anjali was six years older than him, they decided to get married. She was not interested in cricket but after dating Sachin she became a passionate Sachin fan, rather than a Cricket fan. The couple has 2 children – Sara Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar.
4. Nawab Pataudi Khan
The former captain of the Indian cricket team and one of the greatest fielders of that time, Nawab Pataudi Khan is next up on the list of Cricketers who married their fans. He married his die-hard fan Sharmila Tagore.
She was a well-known actress of the ’70s who often watched Pataudi’s matches in the stadium. After a few meetings, they both fell in deep love. In the year 1968, they tied the knot. The couple had 3 children – Saif Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan & Saba Ali Khan (she is a renowned designer) Nawab Pataudi was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1964 and Padma Shri in 1967. He took his last breath in Delhi the year 2011.
I hope this article was insightful for you and you will get to know about cricketers who married their fans. Cricket is not just a sport in India and incidents like these enhance the reputation of this gentleman’s game.
Cricketers are one of the biggest celebrities in the country and everyone celebrates the events of their life. India has the biggest fanbase for Cricket in the world and with ever-growing demand in the country, the future is bright!
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