10 Cricketers who married actresses or models
Here are the top 10 cricketers who have scored a beautiful partnership not only on the cricketing turf but also on the spacious field of life.
World cricket has moved leaps and bounds with the induction of exclusive wealth in it. Gone are the days wherein cricketers earned a pocket full of money which sufficed to feed the craving stomach. Gone are the days when cricketers walked like a normal human being in the streets of a city. Almost every sporting landscape has undergone robust changes. And so, has cricket taken the long strides without a shade of doubt.
As corporates and big financial houses stepped in to leverage the sporting culture, cricketers gained fame and glamour all around the world. As it turned out, the athletes of the 22-yards became stars off-the-field with the huge female following standing in a queue to get a glimpse of them.
On that note, this article highlights the top 10 cricketers who have scored a beautiful partnership not only on the cricketing turf but also on the spacious field of life.
Here are 10 Cricketers who married actresses or models:
1. Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli is one of the finest willow wielders in the modern-era cricket. The Delhi-based batsman has etched milestones after milestones in the cricketing fraternity. The Indian cricket team skipper brings a plethora of enthusiasm and energy on the field which remains infectious for all the other players in the camp.
Talking about his personal life, the heartthrob was quick to find his wonder woman back in 2013 at a commercial shampoo shoot. The Bollywood Diva Anushka Sharma has upped her ante in the cinematic world over the years. The lovable duo tied the knot at a personal ceremony in the iconic European nation Italy on December 11, 2017.
Earlier this year, the couple took to the social media world by storm as they revealed that they are expecting a baby in January 2021. Subsequently, the power-pair appears to be excited to don a new hat of parenthood in the third innings of their illustrious life.
2. JP Duminy & Sue Duminy
The South African premier all-rounder cemented his position in his national team on the back of spectacular performances with both the bat and ball. In the limited-overs format, JP Duminy has amassed 7000-odd runs and plucked 90 wickets as a tweaker. Overall, the 36-year-old has played his role to perfection for his beloved nation.
Coming to his personal life, Duminy has moved ahead strongly with courage and grit. He fell in love with a blogger and model by profession Sue Duminy during the initial phase of his cricketing career. The couple got married on 25th June in 2011 and ever since then, they have been living happily together.
They already have two cute daughters named Isabella Hannah and Alexa rose who brought an abundance of happiness in their lives. Jean Paul Duminy is certainly a family man as he had skipped the all-important tour of New Zealand in 2015 when his wife was due for the first child. We hope that the power-couple continue to stitch a fine partnership in the times to come.
3. James Anderson & Daniella Lloyd
The England tearaway speedster has marvellous records to his name. James Anderson has proved his mettle an innumerable number of times while donning the England jersey. He has become a member of 600 wickets club recently as far as the longest format of the game is concerned. The right-arm pacer spearheads the England bowling unit alongside Stuart Broad in the red-ball cricket.
Talking about his life outside the cricketing lawn, his fame and charm made him hold the hands of a glamorous model named Daniella Lloyd. The duo met for the first time in 2004 and married later in 2006. Eventually, the couple embraced two children together.
Taking a dip into how things panned out, it was Daniella who made the first move as she has always been an extrovert. They got married in February 2006 in the Lowry Hotel in Manchester. The love-birds have moved beautifully in their life. Therefore, one would wish the world of happiness and love to the England cricketing prince and his family.
4. Shane Watson & Lee Furlong
The Australian all-rounder has paid rich dividends as the team rightly invested on him back in 2002. The veteran batting maestro is known for his batting brilliance and street-smart bowling skills. In his illustrious career, Shane Watson has accumulated approx, 7000 runs with the willow whereas grabbed 120-odd wickets with the leather in the limited-overs format of the game.
Taking a glance on his personal life, the charismatic cricketer is leading a happy family life currently. He married the model/presenter/anchor Lee Furlong who is a big name in the glam and glitz industry. The couple first met in the year of 2006 through their friends and after being in a relationship for several years the couple finally got married on 3rd June 2010.
Together they have produced a great family of three adorable children. As Shane has called it a day from his life on the 22 yards, he will love to enjoy the second innings of his life.
5. Stuart Binny & Mayanti Langer
The Karnataka-based cricketer Stuart Binny broke into the limelight for his stupendous bowling rendition against the erstwhile underdog Bangladesh in 2014. Binny toppled the Bangla tigers’ batting unit single-handedly. The batting all-rounder bided adieu to the match with the unbreakable figures of 6/4.
However, he could not cement his position in the national team owing to the problem of plenty coupled with a slew of ordinary performance in the crucial matches. Talking about his personal life, his heart melted when he saw the gracious as well as a glamourous Sports commentator, Mayanti Langer.
She is a well-renounced anchor in the cricketing world. She has been a mainstay and performs her job to perfection without an iota of dilemma. The love birds tied the knot after dating for a few years in 2012. Their first child boy was born in September 2020 which has surely multiplied the happiness in their lives.
6. Hardik Pandya & Natasa Stankovic
The Indian all-round sensation stormed into the national side after brilliant IPL season for Mumbai Indians. His career went up the ladder after he started to finish matches both with the bat and ball. Hardik Pandya was hailed for his final deliver against the Bangladesh cricket team in the 2016 T20 World Cup.
As far as his love life is concerned, the Baroda-based lad expressed his profound love for Serbian model Natasa Stankovic amidst the sound of waves in the iconic Dubai city earlier in the year. The swashbuckler has performed the auspicious ring ceremony along with other traditional ceremonies in the presence of their family members.
Later, they surprised their beloved fans as they welcomed a baby boy in their fruitful life. The couple has stolen the spotlight on social media as they post lovely pictures of themselves regularly much to the awe of their followers.
7. Kevin Pietersen & Jessica Taylor
The former England skipper has shown innumerable glimpses of batting brilliance during his tenure. Kevin Pietersen boasts a very decorated cricketing career. The prolific match-winner has 4440 runs on board as he served the national team in the ODIs. In the shortest format of the game, he has racked 1176 runs in only 37 matches.
Speaking about his personal life, Pietersen cherishes a splendid married journey up till now. The charismatic persona married to former Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor. The couple married on 29 December 2007 at St Andrew’s Church in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, with former England team-mate Darren Gough acting as best man.
Jessica gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son, in 2010. He travelled back from touring with the England side in Barbados to be present at the birth. He arrived at the hospital just in time for the birth. Subsequently, their second child, a daughter, was born in 2015. His love for family was again inevitable when he took leave from playing for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League in Australia to be present for the birth.
8. David Warner & Candice Warner
The pinch-hitter David Warner has emerged as a vital cog of Australia’s batting machinery. Over the years, Warner has walked the extra mile to play his skin out for the sheer pride of his nation. His statistics speak on behalf of his talent. Out of 128 ODIs, the pocket-size-dynamite has amassed 5455 runs at an average of 45.
His powerful knocks came on multiple occasions when the team needed it the most. The off-field typical family-man strongly believes that his family has always stood as a backbone for him during his thick and thin. He struck an emotional knot with his lady-luck Candice Warner in 2015.
Eventually, they had their first child (a daughter), Ivy Mae on 11 September 2014 and a second daughter, Indi Rae on 14 January 2016 and a third daughter Isla Rose born on 30 June 2019. Currently, the cricketing stalwart is having a great time with his family in Sydney.
9. Andre Russell & Jassym Lora
The Caribbean superstar has been the biggest representative of cash-rich cricket across the globe. The power-hitter is known for dispatching the ball. Andre Russel rides on fame for his six-hitting ability. Till now, he has hammered 450-odd sixes in the shortest format of the game. Much to his credit, the batting all-rounder has plenty in store for him in the upcoming years.
Speaking about his personal life, Russell enjoys a great company of his better-half Jassym Lora. The model by profession got famous and became a public figure after she got engaged to West Indies stellar cricketer.
After dating for quite long, the couple got engaged in 2014 and two years later in July 2016, they got married in a private ceremony. The couple was blessed with a baby girl in January 2020.
10. Shakib Al Hasan & Umme Ahmed Shishir
Shakib Al Hasan has put Bangladesh on the world map with his excellence in the cricketing turf. He has been a harbinger of unity in a cricket-fanatic country. The world’s best all-rounder has become a household name in his country. Statistics speak volumes about his prowess. The spinner has collected 260 wickets in 200-odd matches in the 50-over format. With the bat, Shakib has totalled 6323 runs at an average of 38.
Taking a sneak peek in his personal life, the batter has played well in the pitch of life too. In 2012, Shakib tied the knot with Umme Ahmed Shishir at the capital city Dhaka in Bangladesh. Umme is a Bangladeshi model. Later they reaped happiness as they welcomed the birth of a beautiful daughter, Alayna Hasan Aubrey, in 2015.
In April 2020, the couple was blessed with another baby girl. The couple shares a great bond which fills his fans and supporters with a myriad of joy and contentment.
Bonus slide: Anirudha Srikkanth & Arthi Venkatesh
Indian legendary cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkant’s son Anirudha Srikkanth was part of Chennai Super Kings franchise in the past. He did well for his TNPL franchise as well. He’s known for his attacking game right from the word go. Unfortunately, he never made it to the Indian team.
Anirudha got married to Arthi Venkatesh, the Chennai-born model who took part in more than 250 runway shows. She has walked for famous brands like Jovani and Morell Maxie. Aniruddha’s lady love tried her luck on the silver screen as well in a Malayam and Tamil movie ‘Solo’.
Anirudha has a T20 career batting average of 26.18 in 71 matches, scoring over 1250 runs. He has over 33 average in List A cricket and 29.45 in first-class cricket.