5 Overseas cricketers who married Indian women

5 Overseas cricketers who married Indian women

These couples defied all the odds and live happily together now.

Zaheer Abbas - Rita Luthra
Zaheer Abbas – Rita Luthra. (Photo Source: Dainik Bhaskar)

Someone has rightly said, “Love knows no religion, age, distance or language.” If the two people are destined to be together, then they will defy all the odds and even the sports has witnessed such couples. The two people from different industries falling for each other in India is not new and there have also been instances when the athletes representing the country have got hitched to each other.

Badminton stars Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap is the best example as the adorable couple exchanged the marriage nows recently. When it comes to love, how can one forget Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma? They got married to each other in December 2017 and have been setting the couple goals ever since then.

Though there have been more than a few instances when the foreign cricketers have fallen for the Indian women or rather celebrities.

Here we shortlist five such cricketers who have married the Indian women are living happily:

1. Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza

Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza
Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and the Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza tied the knot in April 2010 amidst a lot of controversies. The tensions between India and Pakistan is well known to everyone and this decision from the couple has set everyone on fire. The media from both the countries were wildly speculating the outcome of this union and despite many arguing, Shoaib and Sania got the backing from their family as they got hitched.

Though their love story is quite interesting. It took around three meetings for the adorable couple to decide that they should know each other more. They first met at a restaurant in Hobart and then Malik had gone to watch Sania play at the Tennis court. They dated each other for close to five months before taking a decision on their marriage even as many questioned Sania’s nationality.

However, she has been playing for India even after the marriage over the last nine years and both have a baby as well now and have named him Izhaan Mirza Malik.