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Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link-ups

If you thought that glamour and cricket came together only after IPL, you are highly mistaken. The link between cricket and Bollywood is very old and so are the affairs/relationships between cricketers and actresses.

Check out Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link-ups

1. Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

They were the first couple from Bollywood and Cricketing world that not got linked up when Sharmila was a popular actress and MAK Pataudi was the captain of Indian cricket team. Despite the opposition from both their families, they got married and had a long happy marriage till Tiger Pataudi expired a few years ago.

Sharmila Tagore and MAK Pataudi - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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2. Anju Mahendru and Sir Gary Sobers

During the 1966-67 tour of West Indies to India, Anju Mahendru and Sir Gary Sobers met and fell in love. They were briefly engaged but called off their engagement a little later.

Anju Mahendru and Sir Gary Sobers - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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3. Zeenat Aman and Imran Khan

The playboy of Cricket and heart throb of millions and she the bombshell of Bollywood, it was a match made in heaven. The duo began dating each other and were seen together at many places. But it was all transient and they separated ways pretty soon.

Zeenat Aman and Imran Khan- Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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4. Ravi Shastri and Amrita Singh

The Champion of Champions, Ravi Shastri after winning the Audi at Australia in 1985,  became a star overnight. Amrita was a popular actress then. Both of them were seen dating each other regularly, but it didnt last long.

Amrita Singh and Ravi Shastri - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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5. Neena Gupta and Sir Vivian Richards

The legendary West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards, met Neena Gupta and had a torrid unconventional relationship. Vivian was already married when he had an affair with Neena. They had a daughter, Masaba, a famous fashion designer now, who was born out of wedlock.

Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards- Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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6. Reena Roy and Mohsin Khan

At the peak of her career, in 1983, Reena Roy married Mohsin Khan, the Pakistani batsman and moved to Pakistan. Mohsin retired from international cricket to pursue a film career and acted in a dozen of movies.  Their marriage didn’t last long and they eventually divorced.

Reena Roy and Mohsin Khan - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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7. Sarika and Kapil Dev

India’s World Cup-winning captain had a much-publicised affair with Sarika. It is said that the Dev’s family was happy with his choice, but Kapil eventually married Romi.

Sarika and Kapil Dev - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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8. Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohammad Azharuddin

They met when Azhar was already married and had 2 kids. Azhar was at the peak of his career and she was a successful model but struggling actress. Azhar divorced his wife to marry Sangeeta and after staying married for 14 years the couple separated in 2010.

Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohammad Azharuddin - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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9. Sushmita Sen and Wasim Akram

The duo apparently, dated for about 5 months before they broke up.

Sushmita Sen and Wasim Akram - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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10. Isha Sharvani and Zaheer Khan

They have been in an on-off relationship for eight years. Marriage was on the cards too, but theu somehow called it off and continue to be good friends.

Isha Sharvani and Zaheer Khan - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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11. Kim Sharma and Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Sing and Kim Sharma were one of the most talked about couple, but apparently Yuvraj’s family did not like this closeness and both of them had to part ways.

Kim Sharma and Yuvraj Singh - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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12. Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh

Geeta Basra and Harbhajan have been dating for quite a long time and have finally decided to get married on October 29, 2015.

Harbhajan-Singh-Geeta-Basra - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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13. Nagma and Sourav Ganguly

They are believed to have a torrid clandestine affair. Neither of two confirmed it though. But a ‘Sarpadosha’ puja (meant for married couples ) with Nagma at Shiva temple at Srikalahasti in nearby Chittoor District, just days ahead of the crucial 2001 Test series against Australia, put him in a tight spot.

Nagma and Sourav Ganguly - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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14. Riya Sen and Sreesanth

Sreesanth is married now but he had a  ‘close’ friendship with Riya Sen. It all started after they  met on the sets of a jewellery shoot, a few years back.

Riya and Sreesanth - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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15. Deepika Padukone and MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh

Bollywood’s rising star seems to have quite a fan following among Indian cricket players. Team captain MS Dhoni reportedly had a huge crush on Deepika but things never materialised between them. Yuvraj Singh, after his break up with Kim Sharma was also linked to Deepika. But it didnt work out between them it seems  as Deepika is now linked with Ranveer Singh.

Deepika Padukone and MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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16. Amrita Arora and Usman Afzal

Amrita Arora before marrying businessman Shakeel Ladak, has a four-year-old long distance relationship with English cricketer Usman Afzal.

Amrita Arora and Usman Afzal - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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17. Sofia Hayat  and Rohit Sharma

A couple of years back, Rohit was linked with the British-Indian actress and ‘Bigg Boss 7’ contestant. Cosy pictures of the couple started doing the rounds, and they spent a lot of time with each other before they parted ways.

Sofia Hayat and Rohit Sharma - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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18. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli

This is the latest affair between Bollywood and cricket. The couple are not only seen together at various events together but have done an advertisement together too. Anushka gets bouquets and brickbats from cricket fans whenever India wins or loses any cricket match!

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli - Bollywood Actresses and their Cricketer Link Ups

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