The connection between cricket and the glamour world goes eons back and we can parade you names of cricketers who dated Bollywood divas and models from fashion industry only to part ways later. Thinking of the Cricket-glamous dovetailing, the instance of the successful couple crosses our mind first is the Bengal damsel Sharmila Tagore and the yesteryear Indian Captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi whilst there are affairs which received a lot of nudge nudge wink wink but wedding bells never rang for them. Their ship sank after taking the voyage and here are some instances:
Deepika Padukone-Yuvraj Singh:
Yuvraj Singh was a ladies man before he tied the knot with Hazel Keech, the model with British origins. Yuvraj’s affair with Deepika Pdukone however, was a well-kept secret by two of them. They never accepted their relationship before the media and maintained the textbook ‘good friends’ stance. But the relationship was knocked down before long.
Kim Sharma-Yuvraj Singh:
Yuvraj Singh’s list of girlfriends also comprises the name of Kim Sharma, remember Yugal Hansraj’s love interest in ‘Mohabbatein’? It was never however too steamy between them hence things got colder very soon and they parted.
Isha Sharvani-Zaheer Khan:
Zaheer Khan recently got married to Sagarika Ghatge of ‘Chak De India’ fame and their honeymoon pictures are what our eyes are feasting on right now. But his affair with Isha Sharvani was quite the buzzword in media not too long ago. Their relationship was entering into the next level when tying the knot seemed logical but they left us in complete shock with their separation announcement.
Neena Gupta-Vivian Richards:
Neena Gupta’s affair with Vivian Richards was a most talked about one because of its unconventionality. Neena even has a child from Viv who is now a renowned designer called Masaba Gupta. Neena and Viv were in a serious relationship for quite some time and Masaba’s birth stands proof to it.
Amrita Singh-Ravi Sashtri:
This is another Cricketing pitch-tinsel town alliance that caught our attention. During the late 80s, when Amrita became a household name for Hindi Movie lovers, Ravi was a darling among the masses for his successive brilliant performances. They even confessed their love before the media but soon called it quits and moved on to their respective lives.
This relationship was a hush hush affair in the first leg but they could not hide it from the media as cameras spotted them together. With the gossip mills churning, it brought adversities to Saurav’s career so he took the ‘no comments’ stance and the story faded into a sad ending.
Amrita Arora-Usman Afzal:
Amrita Arora was head over heels in love with the England based cricketer Usman Afzal after the duo met in a friend’s party. Usman shared a good camaraderie with the Salman Khan’s family at was spotted together in public events hence because Amrita’s then brother-in-law was Arbaaz Khan. However, they parted ways after being together for more than a year.
Sofia Hayat-Rohit Sharma:
This relationship took an ugly turn when Sofia abused Rohit in full public glare, her Twitter account by calling him a non-gentleman. Back in 2012, Sofia dated Rohit but the relationship never flourished.
These affairs were close-knit but media grabbed their meat out of it whatsoever.