Byline by – Vinayak Heliwal
Love is such a beautiful thing that everything and anything seems right when you are in love.When people are in love they don’t bother about the age difference, colour, caste, or creed. Love doesn’t have any language and the ones who are in love, they love each other unconditionally.
Speaking of love, Do you know some star-studded cricketers tied the knot with their relatives? Not just this, some players had the guts to walk down the aisle seat with their friend’s ex-wife.
Check out the names of your favorite cricketers and their interesting love stories.
1.Murli Vijay and Nikita –
Former Indian Opener Murli Vijay has always been in the news for his commendable performances on the field. Yet very few of us know about his personal life. The cricketer is married to Nikita Vanjara as they tied their knot in the year 2012. But do you know with whom Nikita was married before Murli Vijay? Well neglecting the suspense she was earlier married to Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. Both Dinesh Karthik and Nikita Vanjara were childhood buddies and then had a love marriage earlier.
2.Shahid Afridi and Nadia –
Popularly known as Boom Boom Afridi for his six-hitting ability former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi are married to Nadia, his maternal cousin. The couple got hitched as Afridi’s father arranged their match. Shahid and Nadia together are parents to five beautiful daughters.
3.Virendra Sehwag and Aarti Ahlawat –
The Nawab of Najafgarh Virendra Sehwag is married to his remote relative Aarti Ahlawat.The couple dated for five years and finally got married in 2004. Sehwag and Aarti have been enjoying their marital bliss for 16 years now. The cutesy couple is proud parents of two boys, Aryavir and Vedant.
4.Upul Tharanga and Nilanka-
Upul Tharanga is a Sri Lankan opener who is married to Nilanka. Upul is a fabulous left-hand opener and wicketkeeper. The cricketer got married to his fellow opening partner Tilakaratne Dilshan ex-wife Nilanka.The closeness between Upul and Nilanka created rifts between her and Dilshan, which eventually led to their divorce.
5.Saeed Anwar and Lubna –
An opening batsman and an occasional slow left-arm orthodox bowler, Saeed Anwar was the most performing cricketers from the Pakistan Team. Anwar tied the knot with his distant cousin Lubna in 1996. Lubna is a doctor by profession and they both had a lovely daughter named Bismah who unfortunately died in 2001 due to a prolonged illness that could not get cured.