5 Famous Cricketers Who Married Their Cousins Or Friend's Ex-Wife


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5 Famous Cricketers Who Married Their Cousins Or Friend's Ex-Wife

Love is such a beautiful feeling that everything and anything seem to be right to the ones who are in love. It’s another world where two souls are bound to be together no matter what. Whether you talk about the age difference, colour, caste or creed, love neither has any language nor does it gets bothered by anything like what’s mentioned. And the ones who are in love, they love each other unconditionally.

Do you know that we have a few cricketers who tied the knot with their relatives? Not just this, we also have some names who walked down the aisle with their friend’s ex-wife? Yes, you read exactly what was written! Check out the names of the cricketers and their interesting love stories:

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#1. Virender Sehwag and Aarti Ahlawat

Virender Sehwag

The former swashbuckling opener of the Indian cricket team, Virender Sehwag’s professional life is known to many and little is known about his personal life. Well, the much-acknowledged cricketer is married to Aarti Ahlawat. Sehwag was just 21 when he proposed to Aarti. They dated for five years, after which the duo got married on April 22, 2004. It’s been 14 years that the two have been enjoying the marital bliss. But do you know what? Aarti and Virender are actually distant relatives of each other. In fact, Aarti also confirmed this in an interview and said that theirs was a love marriage within their own family. It all began when one of Sehwag’s cousin got married to Aarti’s aunt. And now, this cutesy couple is proud parents of two boys, Aryavir and Vedant.

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#2. Saeed Anwar and Lubna

Saeed Anwar and Lubna

We have another cricketer who tied the knot with one of his cousins. An opening batsman and an occasional slow left-arm orthodox bowler, Saeed Anwar is one of the most amazing cricketers from Pakistan team. He tied the knot with his cousin named, Lubna in March 1996. Lubna who is a doctor by profession, is also a distant cousin of the cricketer. Saeed and Lubna had a lovely daughter together whom they named, Bismah. But their little one died in 2001 due to a prolonged illness that could not get cured.

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#3. Murli Vijay and Nikita

Murli Vijay and Nikita

One of the famous cricketers Murli Vijay has always been in the news for his commendable performance on the field. Yet again, he is one celeb whose personal life is hardly known to many people. The cricketer is married to Nikita Vanjara who is now known as Nikita Vijay post their marriage. Murli and Nikita tied the nuptial knot in the year 2012. All this while, the two have been enjoying their marital bliss. But do you know with whom Nikita was reportedly married prior to Murli? Yes, it’s Nikita’s second marriage as she was earlier married to another cricketer of the Indian team, Dinesh Karthik. It was a love marriage and they were childhood lovebirds.

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#4. Shahid Afridi and Nadia Afridi

Shahid Afridi and Nadia Afridi

Popularly known as Boom Boom, former Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team, Shahid Afridi has been a successful all-rounder. He had his own charm when he was on the field. Shahid Afridi is married to Nadia, who is his maternal cousin. Yes, the two tied the knot after Afridi’s father arranged their match. Shahid and Nadia together are parents to four beautiful daughters.

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#5. Upul Tharanga and Nilanka Tharanga

 Upul Tharanga and Nilanka Tharanga

Upul Tharanga is a Srilankan player who is married to Nilanka. Upul is a left-handed opening batsman of the Srilankan team as well as sporadic wicketkeeper. The cricketer’s wife Nilanka was earlier married to another Sri Lankan player whose name was Tilakratne Dilshan. And if the reports are to be believed, the closeness between Upul and Nilanka was what created rifts between her and Dilshan, which eventually led to their divorce.

Well, these were a few celebs from cricket ki duniya who walked down the aisle with their cousins or friend’s ex-wife. In case we have missed out on any name, just let us know in the comments section below!

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