Team India’s star opener KL Rahul has tied the knot. KL Rahul is married to Athiya Shetty, daughter of Bollywood superstar Sunil Shetty, who is also a Bollywood actress. This partnership of love story between cricketers and Bollywood stars is not unique. There are many such stars of the Indian team, who have given their hearts to Bollywood girls.
If we talk about the current Team India, then there are only 4 players in the playing-11 who are married to Bollywood stars. Apart from these, there are some players who are in a relationship with Bollywood stars. KL Rahul’s name has also been added to this list.
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1. KL Rahul-Athiya Shetty
Team India’s stylish batsman KL Rahul is now tied in marriage. He is married to Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty. Athiya Shetty has appeared in films like Hero, Motichoor-Chaknachoor and Mubarakan. Till now KL Rahul was the vice-captain of Team India, but he was removed from this post some time ago.
2. Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma
Team India’s former captain Virat Kohli was also married to a Bollywood actress. Anushka Sharma is among the top actresses of the present time, both were in a relationship for a long time. After which Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma got married in 2017, both of them had a private wedding in Italy where only a few guests were invited. Both also have a daughter, whose name is Vamika.
3. Hardik Pandya-Natasha Stankovic
Team India’s current vice-captain and T20 team captain Hardik Pandya also gave his heart to an actress. Natasha Stankovic and Hardik Pandya of Serbian origin were married in the year 2020, both have a son named Agastya. Natasha has appeared in reality shows like Big Boss, as well as item numbers and small roles in many Bollywood films.
4. Yuzvendra Chahal-Dhanashree Verma
Team India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is married to choreographer Dhanashree Verma. She is a choreographer as well as a performer and has appeared in many music videos. A music video of Dhanashree Verma had also appeared some time ago with Aparshakti Khurana, while she has also appeared in Punjabi music videos.
If we look at other players of Playing-11, then there are some players who are in headlines for their relationship with Bollywood actresses or models. These include the name of Shubman Gill, whose name has recently been associated with Sara Ali Khan. While Ishaan Kishan’s girlfriend Aditi Hundia is also a model, Prithvi Shaw’s name has also been linked with Prachi Singh who is an actress.
These cricketers have also married Bollywood stars
Not only the current players, but there are also many former players who have married Bollywood actresses. Among them there are many superstars at present, in which names of players like Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan are included. T20 World Cup 2007 and ODI World Cup 2011 superstar Yuvraj Singh married Bollywood actress Hazel Keech, who rose to fame with Salman Khan starrer Bodyguard.
Team India pacer Zaheer Khan married actress Sagarika Ghatge, who was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De India. Turbanator Harbhajan Singh has also given his heart to Bollywood actress Geeta Basra and both of them got married in the year 2015. If we go even before this, the name of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi is most popular, who was married to Sharmila Tagore.