Now and then, amid our ordinary lives, we come across extraordinary people who touch our souls and make us fall in love with them. When that kind of love knocks on our door, we forget about the rest of the world and society’s opinions. When we find the right match, there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ We’ve seen some incredible love stories in the entertainment industry over the years.
Cricketers have grown in popularity over the last few decades due to the game’s consistent growth. Cricket is currently one of the most commercial sports in the world, with many cricketers ranking among the world’s wealthiest athletes.
Speaking of cricketers, the IPL has made foreign players more well-known in India than ever before. Many foreign celebrities spend a lot of time in India, and some of them even marry Indian women.
Here is a list of foreign celebrities who have married Indian women.
These cricketers overcame distance, age, religion, and language barriers to marry the Indian women they fell in love with. When it comes to matters of the heart, it is said that no barrier can stop the one who is destined. The same principle was applied by these foreign cricketers who met their lady love in India.
These cricketers overcame:
- Language barriers
and many more to marry the Indian women they fell in love with. Here is the list of such cricketers who married Indian women.
Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza
One wedding that sparked both outrage and joy in the country was that of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and ace tennis player Sania Mirza.
Sania Mirza later found love in Shoaib Malik, and they married on April 12, 2010. On October 3, 2018, the couple welcomed their son, Izhaan Mirza Malik, into the world.
Sir Vivian Richards And Nina Gupta
It was the 1990s, and Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards’ love affair had become national news. The couple had fallen in love at a party where they had first met.
However, Vivian was already married and had two children at the time. But, as the saying goes, love is blind, and Neena was head over heels in love with the cricketer. Masaba Gupta, the ex-lovers’ daughter, is now a well-known fashion designer.
Muttiah Muralitharan and Madhimalar Ramamurthy
Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan married Madhimalar Ramamurthy, the daughter of Nithya and S. Ramamurthy, in Chennai. In the presence of their loved ones, the couple traditionally tied the knot. They are happily married and have two children.
Shaun Tait and Mashoom Singha
Shaun Tait, an Australian fast bowler who was regarded as one of the fastest bowlers of all time, is extremely popular in India, and one of the main reasons for this is his wife Mashoom Singha.
The two met and fell in love thanks to the Indian Premier League (IPL), and Tait met Mashoom in 2010 at an IPL after-party. He used to play for the Rajasthan Royals (RR), and the two hit it off right away.
Mashoom, a model, anchor, and wine entrepreneur, previously held the title of Miss Earth India in 2001.
Glenn Turner And Sukhinder Kaur
Glenn Turner, one of New Zealand’s best cricketers, married Sukhinder Kaur in 1973. Sukhi Turner, as she is also known, has been a prominent political figure in New Zealand for many years. They are the proud parents of two wonderful children.
Mohsin Khan And Reena Roy
Mohsin Khan, a Pakistani cricketer, found it difficult to resist the beauty and charm of Indian actress Reena Roy. In Karachi, the couple married in a private ceremony. Mohsin then appeared in a couple of Bollywood films. They also have a beautiful daughter, but their marriage did not last long and ended in divorce. Once upon a time, Reena Roy was rumoured to be dating Sonakshi Sinha’s father, Shatrughan Sinha.
Zaheer Abbas and Rita Luthra
During his playing career, Zaheer Abbas was one of Pakistan’s best players. In the 1980s, he also received a County contract from Gloucestershire. When he was in the UK for the tournament, he met Rita, who was studying interior design in the same country. They both fell in love with each other and married in 1988.
Mike Brearley and Mana Sarabhai
Mike Brearley is regarded as one of England’s most astute captains. He was a skilled 22-yard cricketer who developed feelings for Mana Sarabhai, the daughter of Ahmedabad’s successful businessman Gautam Sarabhai. Mike met Mana during England’s 1976/77 tour of India.