Cricketers are loved not just for displaying excellence on the field, but many of them are also admired for the great style statement that they make off-the-field. Needless to say, they are no less than any trendsetter for all their fans.
Are you a crazy fan of cricket and cricketers? Do you know their personal life yet? Check out some cricketers who married their relatives or a friend’s wife.
Virender Sehwag and Aarti Ahlawat
The former swashbuckling opener of Indian cricket, Virender Sehwag has been married for the last 12 years to Aarti Ahlawat. Although he has been married for more than a decade, not much is known about his wife. The cricketer, who’s been blessed with two sons married within his family.
how this transpired:
Aarti Ahlawat’s sister, in an interview, confirmed that this was indeed a love marriage within their own family.
It all began when Viru’s cousin married Aarti Ahlawat’s aunt.
At that time Virender Sehwag was just 7-years-old and Aarti was 5-years-old.
Who knew Sehwag could be so romantic? At least, we didn’t.
Sehwag proposed Aarti after their 14 year long friendship.
Although Sehwag wasn’t too serious about the proposal, Aarti accepted it.
The two had an affair for almost 3 years before getting married.
Shahid Afridi and Nadia Afridi
Pakistani allrounder cricketer Shahid Afridi married his maternal cousin Nadia. Shahid Afridi’s marriage wasn’t a love affair. The two got married after Shahid Afiridi’s father arranged their marriage.
Murli Vijay and Nikita
An Indian international cricketer Murli Vijay, tied the knot with Nikita who was early married to Mumbai Indians’s wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. In 2012 during IPL-5 when Dinesh Karthik came to know about his wife’s affair with Murali Vijay he divorced with Nikita.
Upul Tharanga and Nilanka Tharanga
Sri Lankan Cricketer Upul Tharanga tied the knot with Nilanka, who was earlier married to Sri Lankan cricketer Tilakratne Dilshan. It is rumoured that the closeness between Upul and Nilanka created a rift between Nilanka and Dilshan which later led to their divorce.
Saeed Anwar and Lubna
Former Pakistani cricketer Saeed Anwar married his cousin, Lubna, a doctor by profession, in March 1996. The couple had a daughter, Bismah who died after a prolonged illness in 2001.
There are many more cricketers who married their relatives or a friend’s wife. will update it soon…