Aggression, passion, talent, charisma, style, class – all go under a blender and what do we find? A CRICKETER! They make the nation proud and guess what? Every girl has secret obsession regarding a player in her life. Girls drool over the chisel-shaped on-field wonders and feel jealous of the WAGs. While some cricketers keep their female fan following at bay, some enjoy their company so much that they end up being marked as ‘Casanovas’.
Here is a list of ten cricketers who own the crown of being a Casanova among Cricketers –
The dashing left-handed Indian batsman, before getting married to childhood friend Priyanka choudhary has been in the news for a few relationships.
During the first season of IPL, former aviation minister Praful Patel’s daughter Poorn Patel seemed to get floored by Raina. She was so eager to meet him that she diverted the direction of her plane. Later the couple were captured offering prayer in Shirdi temple together. The relation failed to make a long lasting impact.
He had also been linked with bollywood beauty Anushka Sharma, to which he replied that he didn’t know her personally.
There had been news of him getting engaged and married to South based bollywood actress Shruti Hasaan which was also denied by the cricketer.
Suresh Raina got married in 2015 soon after ICC world cup.
9) MS Dhoni:
Next on the list is our very own captain cool. Though he is a family guy now, names from the tinsel town like Deepika Padukone and Asin Thottumkal were associated with him previously.
No sooner had Deepika made her debut in Om Shanti Om than the keeper-skipper of India went on praising her acting skills. The two are rumoured to have dated each other but never themselves admitted the fact publicly.
After this, MSD was again seen hanging around in Asin’s apartment and from here on started another story. The two were seen hanging around with each quite a few times. But shutting up all the rumour-mongers, Dhoni married his childhood friend Sakshi. But again, sparks flew as Asin and Dhoni, after the latter got married, met secretly in a hotel-room in Sri Lanka. When asked about it, Asin said she was there to congratulate the player for his marriage. But that can be done publicly too, isn’t it Asin? We wonder.
The second fatest bowler in the entire history of cricket, Brett Lee has always been considered as one of the most handsome cricketers. Lee got married to Elizabeth Kemp in the year 2006. But just after two years of togetherness, they separated. Though the reason that was primarily put in front was the busy schedule of the cricketer,later from interviews of Kemp there came a hint that she was thrown out. Failing to save their marriage, Kemp moved away with their son Preston.
Soon after his divorce as Brett came to play for Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League, his came was linked with franchise co-owner and Bollywood actress Preity Zinta. The two were rumoured to be in a relation but nothing came out of that. The cricketer later married his girlfriend Lana Anderson.
7) Zaheer Khan:
The dashing pacer wasn’t fast only with the ball, but with beauties too it seems. His first reported affair was with model and actress Gauhar Khan. They met through a common friend in 2003 and then carried forward their ‘friendship’ with regular texting and chatting. The relationship didn’t last long and in 2005 ZaK met Isha Sharvani.
Isha and Zaheer kept on being in the news for almost 6 years. They were even rumoured of getting engaged and married which was never admitted. Isha performed when touring Aussie team were leaving India and thus the two met. They maintained a steady relationship after Zaheer proposed Isha but after two years, they called it quits.
They again got together in 2010 rumour has it that after India’s 2011 world cup win and Zaheer’s stupendous performance,they were to get married. But the news remained only in the media and Zaheer moved on with model and Vj Ramona Arena.
The two remained talk of the town for a year as they had been spotted shopping hand in hand and hanging around together but the news faded out. He is still in the list of eligible bachelors to all the girls’ content.
6)Shoaib Akhtar :
Rawalpindi express, as he is called, has got manier records behind his name. But off the field, he is recorded as the casanova of Pakistan team.
The Pakistani speedster was rumoured to have a huge crush on Indian actress Dia Mirza. News of them planning to get married started doing rounds in the year 2010. But the actress denied the news.
Akhtar was also linked with Pakistani actress Veena Malik. Later on, Veena was replaced by another pakistani actress Meera. The both dated for quite a long time before finally breaking up. Meera accused Shoaib to be a ‘B-grade man’. She also claimed that he proposed her and her cousin at the same time.
Shoaib also shared a love relationship with south based Indian actress Pooja Agarwal.
The cricketer finally married, at the age of 38, got married to Rubab Khan (20) of Haripur, India.
5) Mohammad Azharuddin:
The hero turned villain of Indian cricket team, Mohammad Azharuddin had a similar reputation regarding his love life. The former Indian skipper ended his 9 year old marriage with Naureen, reason behind was his extra-marital affair with actress Sangeeta Bijlani. This divorce cost him two bungalows in Hyderabad’s Banjara Hills, two BMW cars and lakhs of rupees. After so much of pandemonium, Sangeeta and Azhar’s marriage lasted for 14 years and the couple headed their own different ways in the year 2010.
Even long after his life ban from cricket, Azhar has been linked with ace shuttler Jwala Gutta which was denied by both.
The former cricketer is now rumoured to date Shannon Marie Talwar, an LA based business tycoon.
4) Shane Warne:
He is a legend when leg-spinners are concerned, he is an asset of Australlian cricket and he is their bad boy as well. No prize for guessing we’re talking about Shane Warne. Like his career and statistics, his controversies and relationships have also been the focused news of all time. The Aussie spinner’s marriage with model Simon Callahen saw a separation as explicit text messages were sent from his number to another women and that is just the start to the ‘explicit text saga’.
Same kind of texts sent to a brittish nurse cost him his vice captaincy. After his cricketing career was over, he started dating Elizabeth( Liz) Hurley and even got engaged to her but guess why their engagement didn’t result positive? You guessed it right. The former cricketer sent about 100 text messages
to a married woman. The language of the texts were enough for her husband to call Warnie up and ask him to leave his wife alone. Shane is now dating playboy magazine model turned actress Emily Scott.
The player of the tournament of India’s second world cup win in 2011, the hero of uncountable matches, Yuvraj also won many hearts by his personna and killer looks it seems. The cricketer’s early interest has been Bollywood’s Kim Sharma with whom he shared a steady relationship for about four years. But as a “mamma’s boy” as he is, their relation broke apart as he did not get his mother’s approval for his love.
Next, he was hitched to Deepika Padukone. The both maintained ‘just friends’ tags untill the heroine went abroad to celebrate the player’s birthday. The relation lasted for a very short span.
The next big relationship that came Yuvraj’s way was with his Kings XI Punjab franchise co-owner Preity Zinta. The bolly actress had been through a recent break-up with his fiancee Ness Wadia and Yuvraj turned the shoulder for her to cry. No sooner than pictures of the both together broke out in the media than they were paired, but this relation too ended without any positive result.
Apart from these beauties, he was also linked with Minissha Lamba, Anusha Dandekar, Aanchal Kumar, Preeti Jhangiani, Riya Sen etc !
The survivor of cancer, a true hero, is reportedly dating Neha Dhupia.
Ask a girl to name a current Indian cricketer that she knows, and the name you immediately get is- VIRAT KOHLI! The most eligible bachelor cricketer of India has had an elaborated relationship card comparable to his records and runs made, and has dated too many beauties to make other guys jealous.
First rumour regarding his relationship was with his Fastrack advertisement co-star Genelia D’Souza, which was confirmed to be a rumour only by both.
Next up in the list of Virat’s love-interest was former miss India, Sarah Jane Dias. The both dated each other for a few months. Kohli also invited the beauty for World cup final match which she failed to attend, but celebrated for the same with the cricketer later.
The player also dated popular model turned actress Isabella Leite for a couple of years which the model confirmed long after their break up.
Amongst other names associated with him, Sanjan titled as ‘South Siren’ and his advertisement co-star Tamannah were few.
The most talked about relationship of this Delhi dasher’s life is the one he is currently sharing with leading Bollywod lady Anushka Sharma. They both met in an advertisement shoot and found each other interesting. The friendship moved on to further level and the both were repeatedly spotted at different venues. The both later confirmed their relationship. The actress is seen cheering for his man in many matches. She even went to Australia to support him during 2015 ICC world cup. The player also blew flying kisses after his successful innings to her girlfriend watching her from the stands and broke the hearts of millions of girls including English cricketer Danielle Wyatt who had earlier proposed the batsman for marriage in a Miccro blogging site.
1) Imran Khan:
The most successful and agressive captain of Pakistan Cricket, Imran khan, has more been in the news for his off field affairs than the on-field ones.
In his biography, Christopher Sandford claimed that Imran’s first ever affair flourished with none other than late Benazir Bhutto, the PM of Pakistan. It was back in the days when both attended Oxford for their studies reportedly that the two were in love. But the cricketer denied the news.
Next Imran was seen with a woman was with one of the early divas of bollywood Zeenat Aman. They dated each other for a brief period but then their relation ended up suddenly.
But his serious love affair started with a south California based girl Sita White. The two dated each other during ’87-’88 but the relation broke apart. They again met in 1991 and later this year Sita concieved. The Pak dasher refused to take the blames of being the father of the baby initially but then a court in Los Angeles confirmed him the legal father. The girl is named Tyrian khan.
A relation that resulted into marriage was the one that Imran shared with Jemima Goldsmith. Like innumerous other girls, Jemima was also floored while they both met in a club in London. They dated each other till they married in the year 1995. Jemima turned Islam before the marriage and was named Jemima Khan. But the couple, though blessed with two boys, couldn’t carry forward their 9-year-old marriage as Jemima started facing problem with getting comfortable in Pakistan. They got divorced in 2004; Jemima returned to london, the custody of the boys being with the journalist mother. The families maintain a decent relationship and meet frequently.
But the real casanova of Pakistani Cricket didn’t stop chasing girls even long after the end of his cricketing career. The former cricketer who is 62 now, married 43 year old BBC reporter Reham Khan in January this year. Both are now settled in Pakistan.
They are the records makers, the champion os champions. But of all, they love to love.
They are the casanovas of cricket.