Most of the time sportspersons such as cricketers are thought to make headlines when they either break or set a record or something related to their field. Nowadays most of them enter the headlines through their marriage talks just like actors. Recently Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal hit the headlines via their marriages during the lockdown. Since in India, there’s no end to the class talks during love marriages, let’s consider all the arrange marriages while listing some famous cricketers.
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is one of the best and rarest batsmen in cricket history. His sweet timing and explosive power hitting have even earned him the name Hitman. He is the only batsmen who have scored 3 double centuries in limited over matches along with 4 IPL trophies as a captain. Rohit and Ritika tied the holy knot in the year 2015. Ritika Sajdeh is the daughter of Bobby Sajdeh who owns a bungalow in the posh Coffe parade area in Mumbai. Ritika and her brother itself are celebrity managers who have deep contacts in the industry.
2. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja is a full-fledged A-class all-rounder of India. He has played many fruitful innings for India. Ravindra Jadeja is married to a mechanical engineer named Rivaba Solanki. Rivaba’s family has deep roots in politics and is considered to be one of the richest families in Gujarat.
3. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh is an extremely talented spin bowler. Though the terminator has retired for a long time, still his craze remains the same. He has married to a Bollywood actress named Geeta Basra, who is a daughter of an Indian businessman named Rakesh Basra based in England.
4. Sachin Tendulkar
This guy needs no introduction as there was a time when the Indian cricket team was famous just for having Sachin. Sachin Tendulkar is the first batsman in the world to score 100 international centuries in his cricketing career. He married a doctor named Anjali who is 6 years older than him. Anjali is the daughter of a prosperous businessman.
5. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag is regarded as the most destructive batsman in cricket history. He is the first Indian batsman to score a triple century in Test cricket. Viru has two triple centuries in Test cricket. He married Aarti Ahlawat whom he had proposed when he was just 21 years old. Aarti is the daughter of a very high ranking lawyer and hence hailing from a rich family.
6. Gautam Gambhir
Needless to say, Gautam Gambhir is one of the most valuable batsmen in Indian cricket history. His massive knock of 97 runs off 122 balls in the 2011 World Cup indeed made India win the world cup. After displaying his brilliance in all 3 formats, now Gambhir is engaged in politics and is an active member of Lok Sabha since his retirement from cricket. He is also an active member of BJP as an MP. He married Natasha Jain, daughter of Rakesh Jain who is a textile businessman with his winges spread wide in various countries abroad.
These are some of the Indian cricketers married to rich families. Which is your favorite cricketer? Let us know in the comments below.