10 Love stories of cricketers and Bollywood divas: Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh’s life has been a colourful one, both on and off the field. His affair with Geeta Basra always occupied media glares, but the Punjab lad somehow didn’t accept it publically. With the duo tying the knot now, Bhajji has joined the list of Cricketers choosing Bollywood divas as their partners. Bollywood and cricket go down a long way when it comes to link-ups between cricketers and actresses.
There have been numerous affairs between them, but only a few have managed to awaken a great deal of media curiosity due to the glamour attached to both the professions.
Just check out these 10 Love stories of cricketers and Bollywood divas:
1. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore:
It all started in 1965 when Sharmila Tagore was in Delhi for a shoot and Tiger Pataudi got introduced to her through some common friends. Legend has it that Tiger gifted Sharmila a refrigerator to win her heart, but the trick did not work. Four years of sending roses and proposing, Sharmila agreed. However, their families still opposed the marriage. After much persuasion the parents agreed and the marriage took place in 1967.