In recent years, many cricketers have married, embarking on a new chapter in their lives with their life partners. We’re all looking for that one special person to spend the rest of our lives with. Nonetheless, finding one’s better half is a difficult task. Indian cricketers have also experienced difficulties in finding the right life partner.
Cricketers are people too, with flaws in their personal lives. Some people are having problems with their families, while others are having problems with their relationships.
- Mohammad Azharuddin
Azharuddin is one of India’s most successful captains, known for his prolific hitting style. Azharuddin married Naureen, a Hyderabad-based 16-year-old girl, for the first time in 1987. Naureen, who was known for her quiet demeanour, avoided the limelight.
Azharuddin’s sons from his marriage to Naureen are Mohammad Asaduddin and Mohammad Ayazuddin. The marriage, however, only lasted 9 years. In 1996, Azhar divorced his wife and married actress and model Sangeeta Bijlani. This marriage, on the other hand, did not last. They divorced in 2010.
- Javagal Srinath
Between 1992 and 2003, Srinath, who is now a member of the ICC’s elite team of match referees, represented India in four world cups. He took 44 wickets in these four editions. Srinath is best known for his first-class hat trick, but he also married twice. The speedster married Jyothsna in 1999. The marriage, on the other hand, did not last.
The marriage ended in a mutually agreed-upon divorce. In 2007, Srinath married journalist Madhavi Patravali. Madhavi works as a copy editor for a daily English newspaper. The wedding was small and intimate, with only close relatives and friends present.
- Vinod Kambli
Vinod Kambli became the first man in cricket history to score a century in one-day internationals on his birthday. In addition, he is the only cricketer to score three consecutive test hundreds in three innings, each against a different country.
In 1998, Kambli married Noella Lewis, a hotel receptionist in Pune. Kambli married model Andrea Hewitt after their marriage did not last long. Kambli converted to Christianity after his second marriage, and the couple welcomed a baby son named Jesus Christiano Kambli in 2010.
- Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik married Nikita, a childhood friend, in 2007 when he was 21 years old. They married young because both families knew each other. Nikita was rumored to be having an affair with another Indian cricketer a few years later. As a result of the situation, Karthik divorced her in 2012.
Shortly after his divorce, Karthik fell in love with Dipika Pallikal. Karthik met Dipika Pallikal a year after his divorce at a sports facility where they were both taking fitness classes with the same instructor. Dipika is an Indian professional squash player who has won the Arjuna Award. Karthik proposed to Dipika while on a business trip to London. In 2015, they finally tied the knot.
- Yograj Singh
Yograj Singh is the father of well-known Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. Despite coming from a Sikh farming family, Yograj married Shabnam, the daughter of a Muslim merchant.
Shabnam’s father was an orthodox Muslim businessman. Because of their stark differences in life choices, their marriage did not last long. Shabnam desired independence, while Yograj wanted her to stay at home. There was a schism among them as a result of this. Yograj eventually divorced Shabnam and married Satveer Kaur.