In light of the popularity of the sport, cricketers are among the most well-known Indians. Naturally, the spotlight also shines on these superstars’ better halves: the wives of the cricket players. Although they are referred to be the “Cricketers Wives,” they also have a personality and a talent that, regrettably, goes unappreciated. Here is a list of 30 well-known and accomplished spouses of Indian cricket players:
Virat Kohli Wife: Anushka Sharma
Shikhar Dhawan, a member of the Indian cricket team, is married, in contrast to the bachelor Gabbar from the movie Sholay. Shikhar Dhawan, an Indian cricketer, is wed to Ayesha Mukherjee. Ayesha is an amateur boxer who is half-Bengali and half-British and was reared in Australia. The 43-year-old is a skilled kickboxer who also loves sports and working out. Her first marriage produced two daughters for her as well. Shikhar Dhawan and her first connected on Facebook. In 2009, Ayesha and Shikhar announced their engagement after extensive pleading with and trying to persuade Shikhar’s family. They finally got married on October 30, 2012, since Shikhar Dhawan wanted to advance his cricket career before getting hitched. His relationships with his two daughters improved as a result of this. The pair improved the left-handed opener’s luck as he steadily won matches and solidified his place in the national team.
After a lengthy marriage, the couple announced their divorce in a social media post. It was Ayesha Mukherjee’s second divorce.
Yuvraj Singh Wife: Hazel Keech
British-Mauritian model Hazel Keech, also known by her married name of Gurbasant Kaur, has appeared in a few Indian movies and TV shows. Since 2005, when she moved to Mumbai, she has participated in numerous commercial campaigns and dance performances. On November 30, 2016, she wed the renowned Indian cricketer and legend Yuvraj Singh. Hazel served as a tower of strength for the Indian legend during the time. When he was cut from the Indian squad, she helped him through the difficult moments. After Sant Balvinder Singh gave her the name “Gurbasant Kaur” during the wedding ceremony, Hazel took it.
Harbhajan Singh Wife: Geeta Basra
Indian actress Geeta Basra works in the Hindi film industry. In 2006, she made her film debut in the Emraan Hashmi vehicle Dil Diya Hai. Indian Punjabi parents gave birth to Basra in Portsmouth on the south coast of England. At the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute, she took a course in acting. On October 29, 2015, Basra wed Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh in Jalandhar, Punjab. On July 27, 2016, the couple welcomed a daughter into the world.
Stuart Binny Wife: Mayanti Langer
One of the most well-known sports journalists from India is named Mayanti Langer. She frequently hosts and conducts interviews on Star Sports Network shows. In addition to the Football Cafe on Zee Sports, the 2010 FIFA World Cup aired on ESPN, the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the 2011 Cricket World Cup, the 2014 Indian Super League, the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, the 2018 Indian Premier League, the 2019 Indian Premier League, and the 2019 Cricket World Cup, she has hosted a number of other events. She wed Indian cricketer Stuart Binny in 2012, and ever since, she has supported her husband.
M.S. Dhoni Wife: Sakshi Dhoni
The better half and wife of former Indian cricketer and captain M.S. Dhoni is Sakshi Dhoni. After getting married to India’s most eligible bachelor in 2010, she gained notoriety. It’s interesting to note that despite attending the same Ranchi school, they never crossed paths. Dhoni’s already-promising career took off after Sakshi entered his life. After the marriage, he won two of the most prestigious competitions: the ICC World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. Ziva, their daughter, was born to Sakshi in February 2015. Despite being a private person who constantly avoids photographers, she is active on social media and frequently posts images and videos of adorable Ziva.
Rohit Sharma Wife: Ritika Sajdeh
Professional sports manager Ritika Sajdeh arranges her husband’s sporting travels all over the world. After graduating, she took a job at Cornerstone Sports and Entertainment as a sports manager. She was introduced to Indian starting pitcher Rohit Sharma by her rakhi brother Yuvraj Singh in 2008 at a Reebok shoot. They dated for six years before getting married on December 13, 2015. Their daughter Samaika was born to her in 2018. Rohit has maintained a perfect physique since getting married. He even achieved his third 200 against Sri Lanka on the occasion of his wedding anniversary, giving his partner the ideal anniversary present.
Dinesh Karthik Wife: Dipika Pallikal
Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal Karthik is the spouse of Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik. She is the first Indian to appear in the Professional Squash Association’s top 10 World Rankings. In 2008, she defeated the top two seeds to advance to the Chennai Open final. This outstanding player is credited with doing much to popularize squash among the general Indian populace. She received a Padma Shree in 2014 and the Arjuna Award in 2012. In August 2015, she got married to Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik.
Zaheer Khan Wife: Sagarika Ghatge
Zaheer Khan’s wife, Sagarika Ghatge, better known as Preeti Sabarwal from Chak de India, is a national-level athlete and model from India. On April 24, 2017, she wed the renowned Indian bowler Zaheer Khan. Since her film debut in 2007’s Chak De India, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, she has made appearances in a number of movies and reality series. She just made her digital debut in the online series ACP Sakshi by ALT Balaji’s Boss – Baap of Special Services.
Irfan Pathan Wife: Safa Baig
Safa Baig is a journalist and model from Jeddah. According to a story from India Today, she has also worked as an executive editor for a PR company and been featured in a number of important Gulf fashion magazines. On February 4, 2016, Safa became legally wed to legendary Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan at the age of 21. Imran Khan Pathan, the couple’s two-year-old son, is also their child.
Ishant Sharma Wife: Pratima Singh Sharma
In the small forward/shooting guard position, Pratima Singh plays for the Indian women’s national basketball team. The team’s current captain is her sister Prashanti Singh, a recipient of the Arjuna Award. Three of her sisters are presently players on the Indian women’s national basketball team, hence she hails from a family of basketball players. On December 10, 2016, Pratima wed Indian cricketer Ishant Sharma. She is one of the Indian women’s basketball team’s most skilled young players.
Suresh Raina Wife: Priyanka Chaudhary Raina
Former banker turned software programmer Priyanka Chaudhary Raina. She has prior experience working for firms like Accenture and Wipro. When she wed the well-known cricketer, she was employed by ING as a senior software tester in Amsterdam’s Bijlmer area in the Netherlands. To care for her daughter Gracia, Priyanka quit her career. She and her husband co-founded the Gracia Raina Foundation, an NGO that supports the wellbeing of mothers and children.
She is a socially responsible individual who desires to improve society and make some contributions. On November 19, 2017, Priyanka even gave a speech at a separate TED event hosted by ‘TEDx Whitefield’ in Bangalore, Karnataka. She also hosts a radio talk show on RedFM called “The Priyanka Raina Show.” She even routinely publishes blogs to raise awareness of topics such as pregnancy, motherhood, child raising, and the mental health of expectant and new mothers.
Murali Vijay Wife: Nikita Vijay
Nikita Vijay is an Indian casting director and socialite who is married to Indian cricketer Murali Vijay. She is a casting artist at Impressions Forever, a 3D casting agency with offices in Mumbai. With the aid of 3D technology, they produce hand and foot impressions of infants, couples, and families. She is the spouse of right-handed opening batsman and professional cricketer Murali Vijay from India. It’s interesting to note that she divorced Dinesh Karthik, another Indian cricketer. She frequently encourages her hubby online.
Sourav Ganguly Wife: Dona Ganguly
Indian Odissi dancer Dona Ganguly learned how to dance from Kelucharan Mohapatra. In 1997, she tied the knot with Sourav Ganguly, an Indian cricketing legend and a childhood friend. A daughter named Sana was also born to the couple in 2001. Even Dona has a dance school called Diksha Manjari, which Lata Mangeshkar opened. The facility, which can accommodate more than 2000 pupils, also offers instruction in yoga, drawing, karate, and swimming.