Sports have long been a fundamental source of unity among people. There are several examples of individuals bonding over a casual cricket, football, or basketball debate.
Matches are said to be made in heaven. Nothing beats a spouse that understands your routine, timetable, devotion, and enthusiasm. Some cricketers are fortunate to have spouses who are or have been athletes.
1. David Warner
While David Warner may be seen dancing with his wife Candice and children in social media postings, Mrs. Warner is also well-known. Candice used to be a professional participant in the Ironman series, an Australian water-sports-based surfing event, until marrying her husband in 2015. In reality, she made her debut at the age of 14 and won the New South Wales championship two years later. In 2008, this helped her qualify for the Kellogg’s Nutri-grain Ironwoman series. Candice, in addition to her success in water sports, is a retired lifeguard. She’s also been on shows like It Takes Two, Hell’s Kitchen, Australian Story, and SAS: Who Dares to Win?
2. Ishant Sharma
Pratima Singh, Ishant Sharma’s wife, is an accomplished basketball player. In reality, Ishant met his future wife while serving as a special guest at the 2011 Delhi IGMA Basketball League. Pratima was stepping in as a scorer when Ishant was introduced to her by her sister. The latter took some time to communicate his feelings, but they began dating in 2015 and married in December of the following year. Pratima’s basketball career began at Delhi University’s Jesus and Mary’s College. In 2010-11, she led DU to two consecutive gold medal campaigns in the All-India Inter-University League.
3. Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik married Dipika Pallikal in August 2015 after a difficult marriage with Nikita Vanjara. Pallikal is an Indian professional squash player who was the first from her country to enter the top ten in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Women’s Ranking. Dipika is regarded as one of the best squash players India has ever produced. After some early losses in 2006, she created a reputation for herself in the 2011 WISPA event in Egypt.
4. Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan met his future wife Ayesha Mukherjee in 2009 on a social networking site. While conversing on the platform, the two became friends. They were engaged the same year but decided to postpone their wedding till Dhawan proved himself as a cricketer. Three years later, they married in a traditional Sikh ceremony. Ayesha is a qualified kickboxer who is highly dedicated to her gym routines. In fact, Mr. Dhawan has publicly credited his wife with increasing his general fitness levels.
5. Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik is the only cricketer on this list who has married a woman from another country. Sania is from India, whilst Shoaib was born and raised in Pakistan. When the couple began dating in 2009, they were met with harsh criticism from fans in both countries. While Shoaib remains a vital player in Pakistan’s middle order, his wife Sania is one of India’s all-time great tennis players. Since her professional debut in 2003, the St. Mary’s alumna has won 14 medals (6 golds) in major international competitions. Her most notable achievement came in 2005 when she won the Hyderabad Open in the singles category.