13 Overseas cricketers with Indian connections
Updated - Sep 8, 2016 2:40 pm
There was a time not many cricketers wanted to tour India, largely because of stereotyping it as a nation with rugged roads and cows on streets. But now that the nation has developed so much and India has become a cricketing giant, the players love coming back to India again and again. Be it the IPL or be it the international games, the players always feel the passion that the fans have for the game here and rejoice in the atmosphere here. While some have made it a second home, others have found love here. Here are 13 overseas cricketers who have Indian connections.
1. Sir Gary Sobers link-up with actress Anju Mahendroo:
West Indian legend Sir Gary Sobers was linked up with upcoming Indian actress Anju Mahendroo during West Indies’ tour to India in 1966-67. The two met at a common friend’s house and the actress was wooed by the attention that Sobers showered on her. As the actress recalls the past moments, she admits that Sobers soon gave her an engagement ring which she accepted gleefully. But after a brief while, the couple parted ways as Anju started seeing Indian actor Rajesh Khanna and Sobers had to fly back to England. The time when the two of them were together, Sobers would invite her to all the matches and even come to meet her during the break, which made Anju feel like a ‘queen’, as she admits!