New Delhi: If and when Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and movie star Anushka Sharma decide to get married, they may make the most high-profile cricketer-actress couple to tie the knot since Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore. If media rumours are to be believed, Kohli and Anushka are set to marry in December.
While it is hard to substantiate the news, it is going to be perhaps the biggest wedding in India since high-profile film stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor got married. Meanwhile, cricketers marrying film stars is not new. Here are some famous couples we all know.
Sharmila Tagore and Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi: It cannot get more royal than this legendary couple. Sharmila was one of the biggest superstars of her time and Mansur was both the captain of the Indian cricket team as well as the Nawab of Pataudi.
Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh: Geeta may have not had a very successful career in the movies but she certainly managed to bowl over the off-spinner who if reports are to be believed, chased her long and hard.
Hazel Keech and Yuvraj Singh: Another young couple of recent times who caught the country’s imagination. A Bollywood starlet and a dashing cricketer, it seemed straight out a movie script.
Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohammad Azharuddin: Sangeeta may have not been the most successful actress but she certainly caught one’s imagination when she married the former Indian captain.
Reena Roy and Mohsin Khan: Another actress who married a cricketer, all right. But it was different since it was also a marriage between countries with the Indian actress and the Pakistani cricketer.