In India, cricket and Bollywood are more like religions than mere recreational activities. Yes, you read just right. We say so because the kind of influence that these two things have on the citizens of the country is beyond words. So it’s only obvious that when these two great forces amalgamate, the resultant affair is a huge deal. Whether it was Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s love story, or the recent much publicised Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma wedding, every rigmarole has had us invested. While we are still reeling from the Virushka wedding, reports indicate that there are sparks flowing between cricketer Hardik Pandya and former Bigg Boss contestant Elli AvrRam. Elli reportedly flew all the way to South Africa to be Pandya’s moral support on his tour. At least that’s the idea we got when we saw the viral pictures. So are the two dating?

Lately, Shikhar Dhawan’s wife, Aesha Dhawan shared pics of her daughter, Rhea’s 13th birthday celebration on her social media accounts. While Rohit Sharma’s wife,Ritika Sajdeh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s wife Nupur Nagar, R Ashwin’s wife Prithi Narayan, Umesh Yadav’s better half Tanya Wadhwa, Ajinkya Rahane’s wife Radhika Dhopavkar and others were present, Elli was also present, making us wonder if she was officially a part of the WAG (wives and girlfriends) group of the cricketers. (ALSO READ : Ex Bigg Boss Contestant Elli Avram Spotted Outside A Mumbai Restaurant With A Mystery Man)

If we were to follow the trend put forth by the other couples —whether Virat and Anushka or Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge or even Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech, the initial pics of them hanging out together always hint at a romance brewing. Each of the aforementioned couples were spotted hanging out several times in the past before making it official. So does this mean that the same thing is in the making as far as Hardik and Eli are concerned? Or are we reading too much between the lines, or in this case pictures? Well, your guess is as good as ours. Perhaps we will only have to wait and watch. Ever since Eli made her appearance at Hardik’s brother, Krunal Pandya’s wedding reception in December, rumours of her dating the ace cricketer have been doing the rounds on the internet. Well, time is the best judge and we can’t wait for the couple to break their silence on their relationship.