Match- Fixing of Bollywood and Cricket
Match- fixing has been considered illegal in Indian cricket as doping in other sports. But there is something in between Bollywood Divas and India cricketers that makes it Legal for them to fix match and being doped. We hope the clue is enough to let you know that what we are talking about!
Yes! It’s about being in love and getting married to their long love partner and creating a bridge between cricket and Bollywood. However both cricket and Bollywood are associated on other terms as well be it Bollywood people buying cricket teams during IPL or about the good relations they do carry.
Right from actress Sharmila Tagore’s wedding to former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, India has a long history of marriages between cricket players and movie stars.
The match-fixing thing however is not new in this era but is just in trend again because of the newly married couple “Virat-Anushka” compiled as “Virushka” everywhere. If we start from the time it began, we can summarise the love- story of many.
- Sharmila Tagore – Tiger Pataudi
The couple got married on December 27, 1969. Pataudi being the youngest test captain of Indian cricket team and sharmila the bold beauty of that time, fall for each other. Pataudi made any efforts to convince sharmila including gifting her a refrigerator. They tied knot after 4 years of their love for a lifelong relation. They continued and proved their marriage a success despite from different religion.
- Reena Roy -Mohsin Khan
Reenaroy got married to Pakistani cricketer Mohsin khan in 1983. It was the period of fame for her filmy career and she decided to skip cinema for her marriage. But things didn’t worked well between them and the couple get divorced. She returned to film industry after her husband remarried.
- SangeetaBijlani – Azharuddin
Romance between Sangeeta and Azharuddin is not unknown because their story has been made famous by a recent biopic by the name of “Azher”. They both got married on 14 November, 1996. But due to regular news of affair between Azharuddin and tennis player Jwalagutta, made them took a decisive divorce in 2010.
- Geeta Basra – Harbhajan Singh
It took them almost 8 years to finally take their relation to marriage. Harbhajan tied the knot with Bollywood actress Geeta Basra in the year 2015, in a grand Punjabi-style wedding in Jalandhar, Punjab. Harbhajan who is shy in nature fell for this girl after seeing her in a song “wo Ajnabee” and asked her out for coffee. Everyone from PM NarendraModi to his fellow cricketers attended his marriage ceremony.
- Hazel Keech – Yuvraj Singh
Yuvi has always known to be a charmer amongst ladies. Before getting married, he made headlines with his sizzling affairs with many Bollywood beauties like Kim Sharma, PreityZinta and DeepikaPadukone. However, none of them lasted long.He announced his engagement in Bali two weeks after attending Harbhajan Singh’s wedding reception.
- SagarikaGhatge – Zaheer Khan
Rumors of romance between IshaSharvani and Zaheer Khan was expected to turn into marriage after their 8 year of relation. But things did not work out for them and they called off their relation.
Instead, Sagarika who is real beauty made her first appearance in industry from “chak de! India” which was a hit where Zaheer was a former left-arm indian pacer. Rumours about their relation took fire when they were spotted together at Yuvrajsingh- Hazel Keech’s wedding. They publicise their relation after dating for 9 months and have decided to be with each other for lifetime. Zaheer broke the news on Twitter with an adorable tweet.
He wrote, “Never laugh at your wife’s choices. You are one of them!!! Partners for life. #engaged @sagarikavghatge” On November 23, 2017, the two got hitched.
- Anushka Sharma – ViratKohli
Virat- Anushka are the most stylish couple of Bollywood-cricket linkup. After denying their relationship for long they accepted and confirmed their relation in 2014. However after some time rumours took place that they are splitting but it’s a match made in heaven. They are the newest and hottest news nowadays. Both are officially married and news are taking rounds about their marriage and reception. They tied knot in a private destination wedding in Italy on December 11, 2017.
While some of the couples have proved that such divine alliances are successful, others were not able to get a seat on the love boat. And rather than having a dream of being hitched, some got ditched as well.
Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards is a well-known name in ditched category. She started dating Vivian Richards after one of his cricketing tours to India. Vivian Richards was a famous former West Indian captain while Neena played few supporting roles in movies. They both maintained their quiet conventional relationship even though the cricketer was married. After few years Masaba was born who is a famous fashion designer nowadays. They never get married and Neena married Delhi Chartered Accountant VivekMehra in 1998.
Saif Ali Khan’s Ex-wife Amrita Singh was among the famous names who was not able to give her relation with former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri a chance to be a lifetime one. Despite confessing love for each other in media, their relation didn’t survived and Ravi married Ritu in 1990, and a few years later Amrita married Saif Ali Khan.
The news of actress, model,singer and a former nun, Sofia Hayat and Rohit Sharma being in relation kept twitter busy with Sofia’s tweets time and again about her on and off relation with Rohit Sharma. It was in 2012 that she revealed that she was dating Rohit Sharma and it is over now.
Other famous Cricket-Bollywood Jodi’s includes the names of the very pretty Nagma and SauravGanguly who were not able to continue their relation despite Nagma being a spokesperson for their relation in media. Amrita Arora sizzled news of her love-affair with former England based cricketer Usman Afzal. Usman was a regular at all house-parties and family functions that time. But later both parted ways and Amrita married ShakeelLadak.
So, these are the stories of Ups and Downs between Bollywood and Cricket. Some matches were fixed because love cupid shoot them at right time and place while some didn’t even received their love.