By Pragati Pal Last Updated:
There is no end to the mad vivacity of cricket in India. The phrase 'Cricket is not just a sport, but a religion' might be as old as the millennials, or better yet, the generation before the millennials, but it still stands true to its very essence. The craze of cricketers in India and the immense love showered on them is matchless to any other sport's fetish. Given the IPL season, we've brought a treat for all the cricket fanatics out there!
There has been a certain degree of curiousness in the fans for their favourite cricketers' personal life, especially their love lives. Fret no more, for we've brought an end to your constant need to stalk your favourite cricketer and their spouses' social media accounts! Meet ten beautiful, successful wives of Indian cricketers playing in IPL 2021.
While the skipper of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli was born in Delhi on November 5, 1988, his wife and Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma was born in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on May 1, 1988. The couple is fondly known as 'Virushka'.
Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma and cricketer, Virat Kohli had met on the sets of a shampoo commercial for the first time in 2013. The couple had started dating in the year 2014, which was confirmed after Anushka had started accompanying Virat for the matches.
Anushka and Virat got married on December 11, 2017, at Borgo Finocchieto, which is a six-acre, 800-year-old villa in Tuscany, Italy.
Anushka Sharma had made for a breathtaking Sabyasachi bride in a pale blush pink silk lehenga with hand-embroidered Indian lotus motifs merged with European flora and fauna. Her exquisite lehenga was also embellished with pink rhinestones and handcrafted in silk floss, gold, and silver 'tilla' work. It had taken 32 days and 67 kaarigars to finish her wedding lehenga. Anushka Sharma's bridal lehenga costs Rs 30 Lakh. Not only the wedding but Anushka's looks from all her wedding functions, be it engagement, mehendi, or the two receptions had become a trendsetter.
The power couple, Virushka is also amongst the richest celebrities in the country. While Virat's total net worth is reportedly around Rs 900 crores, Anushka approximately has a net worth of Rs 350 crore. As per the IBTimes report, Virat and Anushka have a combined net worth of Rs 1200 crore.
On January 11, 2021, Anushka Sharma had given birth to a baby girl. The couple has named their little bundle of joy, Vamika.
Rohit Sharma and his beautiful wife, Ritika Sajdeh are very private people and refrain from coming into the media limelight. Rohit was born in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra on April 30, 1987, and Ritika was born to Bobby Sajdeh and Tina Sajdeh on December 21, 1987.
Rohit had first met Ritika during a shoot in 2008 when he was just 20 years old. It was cricketer, Yuvraj Singh, who had introduced the two, at the same time, warning Rohit Sharma that Ritika is like his sister, and he shall stay away from her! Rohit and Ritika had started dating in 2009.
After dating for six years, Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh had gotten married on December 15, 2015. It was a star-studded wedding that had taken place in Mumbai’s Taj Lands Hotel.
According to a leading media portal, Rohit Sharma's net worth in 2019 was approximated to roughly Rs 124.5 crores. Rohit Sharma's wife, Ritika Sajdeh manages the sports events of Cornerstone Sport & Entertainment, which is owned by her cousin brother, Bunty Sajdeh, who is Indian skipper, Virat Kohli's business manager. Ritika Sajdeh's net worth is Rs 15 crore.
Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh had become parents to a baby girl, Samaira, on December 30, 2018. Baby Samaira is the apple of the eye of her star parents and rules social media like a boss.
Shikhar Dhawan's wife, Aesha Mukherjee lived in Australia and was earlier married to an Australian businessman. The two have an age gap of ten years as Shikhar was born on December 5, 1985, in Delhi, while Aesha was born on August 27, 1975.
Cricketer, Harbhajan Singh was responsible for their accidental meeting on Facebook. Aesha was in Harbhajan Singh's mutuals on Facebook. Shikhar saw her profile and was bowled over by her looks. He sent her a friend request and started talking to her. Soon they became good friends and started dating. Shikhar and Aesha got engaged in 2009.
Shikhar Dhawan and Aesha Mukherjee had a traditional Sikh wedding on October 30, 2012. Many cricketers, including Virat Kohli, had attended it. For the wedding, Aesha had donned a bright pink and golden lehenga, while Shikhar opted for an ivory coloured bandhgala sherwani.
The left-hand opening batsman and occasional right-arm-medium-fast bowler of the Indian cricket team has a net worth of approximately Rs 96 crores. Talking about Shikhar Dhawan's wife, Aesha, her net worth is estimated to be around Rs 75 crores.
Aesha Mukherjee already has two daughters, Rhea and Aliah, from her previous marriage. In 2014, Aesha had given birth to a baby boy, Zoravar Dhawan, completing the family portrait of the Dhawans.
On September 6, 2021, Aesha took to her Instagram handle and announced her separation from Shikhar. Sharing a selfie of herself, Aesha talked about being a two-time divorcee. She wrote, "I thought divorce was a dirty word until I became a 2-time divorcee. Funny how words can have such powerful meanings and associations. I experienced this first-hand as a divorcee. The first time I went through a divorce I was soooooooo fu@kn scared. I felt like I had failed and I was doing something so wrong at that time."
The Kohinoor of Indian cricket, MSD's love story is no less charming than the anecdotes of Twilights, of which he is a huge fan! Maahi was born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi, and his beautiful wifey, Sakshi was born in Guwahati seven years later, on November 19, 1988.
Dhoni and Sakshi's father worked in the same company, MECON, in Ranchi. But Sakshi's family had shifted to Dehradun while they were still kids. In 2007, MS Dhoni and Sakshi had an accidental meeting at the Taj Bengal, Kolkata, where team India was staying. Incidentally, being a student of hotel management, Sakshi was an intern there, and that day was her last day at the hotel. She was introduced to MS Dhoni, by his manager, Yudhajit Dutta. When Sakshi left, Dhoni had asked Dutta for her number and texted her. The two had started dating in March 2008.
The couple embarked on the journey of 'happily ever after' on July 4, 2010, in Dehradun. Many of Dhoni's friends from the sports, politics and film fraternity had attended the wedding and blessed the couple.
Sakshi had opted for the colour red for her lehenga which was paired with a contrasting green-coloured choli. One of Sakshi's double dupattas was draped on her shoulder, and the heavy one was draped on her head. Sakshi's bridal look was accentuated with heavy neckpieces, a maang teeka, nath and red bangles.
MS Dhoni's net worth is estimated to be around Rs 826 crores. Talking about his wife, Sakshi Dhoni, she is the CEO of Dhoni Entertainment, and her net worth is roughly estimated to be somewhere between 1 million USD to 5 million USD. (somewhere between 7 crore INR to 36 crore INR).
The couple had embraced parenthood with the birth of their daughter, Ziva Dhoni, on February 6, 2015. Ziva Dhoni is very popular on social media and has an official account on Instagram, managed by her star parents with over 1.8 million followers.
Bollywood actress, Geeta Basra and cricketer, Harbhajan Singh's love story was so well hidden that it was only at their wedding that people got to know about it! Harbhajan Singh was born on July 3, 1980, in Jalandhar, and Geeta Basra was born on March 13, 1984, in Portsmouth, UK.
Harbhajan Singh had first seen Geeta in the song, Woh Ajnabee while he was playing county cricket in London. Clean-bowled by her looks, Harbhajan found her number through a mutual connection and texted her, asking her for a cup of coffee with him. She didn't seem interested. During the first season of IPL, Geeta texted him asking for two tickets and that's how they met for the first time. The two started dating in 2009.
Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra took wedding vows on October 29, 2015, in Jalandhar, Punjab. The star-studded wedding was attended by Sachin Tendulkar and his wife, Anjali Tendulkar, and Neeta and Mukesh Ambani’s son, Akaash, amongst many other celebrities.
Geeta Basra opted for a stunning Archana Kochhar creation for her wedding. It was a red lehenga with heavy golden embroidery on it. Complementing his bride well, Harbhajan Singh looked dapper in an off-white and red sherwani.
Indian cricketer, Harbhajan Singh, who is playing for KKR in IPL 2021, has an estimated net worth of around Rs 65 crore. His beautiful wife, Geeta Basra has a net worth of around 2 million USD. (14 crore INR)
The couple had welcomed a baby girl, Hinaya on July 27, 2016. Harbhajan and Geeta are all set to embrace parenthood yet again as they enjoy their second pregnancy. Hinaya would become a big sister in July 2021.
Suresh Raina and his wife, Priyanka, were family friends. While Suresh Raina was born on November 27, 1986, in Moradnagar, UP, Priyanka was born in Rajnagar, Ghaziabad, UP on June 18, 1986. Priyanka is a software engineer, former banker and a social worker. She lived in the Netherlands prior to her wedding with Suresh Raina.
Suresh and Priyanka were childhood friends but had lost contact when the latter's family shifted to Punjab. In Suresh Raina's words, "Priyanka’s father was my sports teacher in Ghaziabad, and my mom was very close to her mother."
The left-handed middle-order batsman and right-arm part-time off-spinner got married to the love of his life, Priyanka, on April 3, 2015, at The Leela Palace, Delhi. While Raina’s golden sherwani stole many hearts, the bride looked absolutely stunning in a red lehenga choli.
The backbone of the team, Chennai Super Kings in IPL, Suresh Raina's net worth is around Rs 185 crore, and his wife, Priyanka's net worth is estimated to be between 1 million USD to 5 million USD. (somewhere between 7 crore INR to 36 crore INR)
Right arm fast bowler, Jaspreet Bumrah's beautiful wife, Sanjana Ganesan is a TV presenter, who works for Star Sports Network. Jaspreet was born in Ahmedabad, Gujrat, on December 6, 1993. Sanjana Ganesan was born on May 6, 1991, in Pune, Maharashtra.
Jaspreet had met Sanjana for the first time when she had interviewed him during the 2013-2014 IPL season. Later, they became friends, and gradually, their friendship blossomed into love.
Jaspreet had tied the knot with Sanjana on March 15, 2021, in an intimate ceremony in Goa. The guest list for the wedding included only 20 people, and they were asked not to carry any phones.
Sanjana Ganesan chose a pastel pink, Sabyasachi lehenga with heavy, intricate silk floss embroidery. It also had meticulous rose patterns overall. The beautiful bride accessorised her look with Sabyasachi's signature heritage jewellery made with uncut diamonds, tourmalines and emeralds, set in 18k gold. Her light pink coloured net dupatta and golden kaleeras accentuated the bride's overall look and beauty.
An integral part of the Indian cricket team, Jaspreet Bumrah's net worth is around Rs 25 crores, and his gorgeous wife, Sanjana Ganesan's net worth is estimated to be between 2 million USD to 5 million USD. (somewhere between 14 crore INR to 36 crore INR)
Mr Dependable of the Indian cricket team, Ajinkya Rahane was born in Ashwi Khurd, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, on June 6, 1988. The star cricketer plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021. Ajinkya's beautiful wife, Radhika Dhopavkar was born on April 10, 1991, in Mumbai.
Ajinkya and Radhika were childhood sweethearts and lived in the same neighbourhood. Their families got a whiff of their liking towards each other and arranged for their wedding.
Ajinkya got married to Radhika on September 26, 2014, in Mumbai. Many fellow cricketers and the members of the BCCI were in attendance for their traditional. Marathi wedding. Radhika donned a yellow and green saree and Ajinkya opted for a beige and golden sherwani with a green pyjama.
The couple embraced parenthood on October 5, 2019, with the arrival of their baby girl, whom they have named, Aarya.
The poster boy of the Indian cricket team, death over specialist batsman, Hardik Pandya is married to Serbian native, Natasa Stankovic. She is a Bollywood actress, known for her stints in the music video, DJ Wale Babu and Shah Rukh Khan starrer, Zero. While Hardik was born in Surat on October 11, 1993, Natasa was born on March 4, 1992, in Pozarevac, Serbia.
Hardik had first seen Natasa in a night club in Mumbai and was mesmerised by her looks. Later, they became friends and started to hang out together. As their friendship blossomed into love over time, the couple introduced each other to their respective families. Hardik had announced his engagement to the beautiful lady on January 31, 2020.
Hardik and Natasa had an intimate lockdown wedding which was as much of a surprise to their fans as the news of their engagement. The couple took wedding vows on May 31, 2020.
The stylish player of the Indian cricket team, Hardik Pandya's net worth is estimated to be around Rs 37 crore. At the same time, his wife, actress, Natasa Stankovic's net worth is roughly around Rs 74 lakhs
Hardik Pandy had become a father to a baby boy on July 30, 2020. The couple has named their baby boy, Agastya.
The TikTok star of the Indian cricket team and an integral part of the team, Royal Challengers Banglore in IPL, Yuzvendra Chahal had a lockdown wedding in the year 2020 with YouTuber and choreographer, Dhanashree Verma. Yuzvendra was born on July 23, 1990, in Jind, Haryana. Dhanashree was born in Dubai, UAE, on September 27, 1996.
Dhanashree Verma is a Doctor, choreographer, YouTuber and the founder of Dhanashree Verma Company. She has studied Dentistry at DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai. Yuzvendra had met Dhanashree in April 2020 for dance classes as she is an exceptional dancer. After spending some time together, the couple professed their love for each other.
The couple got engaged on August 8, 2020, in an intimate ceremony with their immediate families in their presence. The news had come as a surprise for their fans. Yuzvendra got married to Dhanashree on December 22, 2020.
For the wedding, Dhanashree made for a breathtaking bride in a traditional red Tarun Tahiliani lehenga with golden embroidery and her bridal attire was accentuated with golden and maroon jewellery and matching chooda. Yuzvendra complemented her in a cream-coloured sherwani paired with a red-coloured safa to match his bride.
Yuzvendra Chahal's net worth is estimated to be around Rs 30 crores, and that of his wife, Dhanashree Verma's is around 2 million USD. (14 crore INR)
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