5. S Sreesanth
Tainted fast S Sreesanth tied the knot with his long time girlfriend Bhuvneshwari Kumari on December 12 in Kochi last year, but the occasion was followed with controversy when reports emerged of former Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s presence at the event. However, sources close to the former CM claimed that Modi was not even aware of Sreesanth’s wedding and that his name has been falsely dragged into the leak.
4. Shikhar Dhawan
Dashing opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan too wasn’t spared from a controversial marriage. Shikhar had met his life partner Ayesha Mukherjee on Facebook through Harbhajan Singh who was a common friend, but due to Ayesha’s foreigner tag (she stays in Australia although she is technically a Bengali!) and the huge age difference between the pair, Shikhar’s marriage attracted his fair share of critics. Yes, the conservative Indian parents were among those possibly!
3. Sourav Ganguly
Immediately after returning from his debut series in England when he scored two centuries in consecutive test matches, the love-struck couple Dona and Sourav eloped and got married. Their families were next door neighbors and were opposed to a love marriage, but the couple followed their heart and decide to unite two families in the Calcutta suburb of Behala with the bond of love.
2. Murali Vijay
A repeat of the John Terry – Wayne Bridge controversy was seen all over again here as swashbuckling opener Murali Vijay was having an affair with Indian teammate Murali Karthik‘s ex-wife Nikita. The two began seeing each other during IPL V and tied the knot eventually. Even Dinesh has moved on to greener pastures with his marriage to squash player Deepika Pallikal.
1. Mohammad Azharuddin
Mohammad Azharuddin was quite a player in his day, and excuse the sarcasm here, but he still is one. He divorced his first wife Naureen to marry Sangeeta Bijlani, a marriage which cost him an enormous amount of money he had to pay to Naureen. Then there was the controversial affair with badminton beauty Jwala Gutta and Azharuddin is now said to be dating Shannon Marie. For his exploits off the field, Mohammad Azharuddin takes his spot as No. 1 as the most controversial marriages in Indian cricket.