Bollywood has witnessed one of the most common relationships between cricketers and actresses. Since time immemorial, we have seen many such pairs blossoming in love and thereafter, achieving their happily ever after by walking down the aisle. However, apart from them, there have been a few other couples who did not reach their final bliss together. Well then, take a look at some of these actresses who dated cricketing personalities, but never married them.
#1. Amrita Singh dated Ravi Shastri
Amrita Singh fell in love with Ravi Shastri at a time when both of them were at the peak of their careers. The duo reportedly fell in love during the shooting of the cover of the iconic Cine Blitz magazine and began dating. Moreover, it was also reported that Ravi had even secretly proposed to Amrita with a ring in New York. But, as per destiny’s plans, the duo broke up soon due to unknown reasons.
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#2. Kim Sharma dated Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh was in a steady relationship with actress, Kim Sharma for a long time. As compared to most other celeb couples, they were not media shy to make their public appearance, and appeared as just the perfect match for one another. But the couple broke up unexpectedly after many years of togetherness.
#3. Isha Sharvani dated Zaheer Khan
Kisna: The Warrior Poet fame, Isha Sharvani was in a long-time relationship with dashing cricketer, Zaheer Khan. They dated each other for eight long years, giving the obvious speculation of tying the knot anytime soon. However, shocking their fans, the couple broke up and went ahead their separate ways. Fast forward to now, Zaheer tied the knot with actress, Sagarika Ghatge while Isha is a single mom to her son, Luca.
#4. Nagma dated Sourav Ganguly when he was already married
Tollywood actress, Nagma was infamously known for being in an extra-marital relationship with eminent cricketer, Sourav Ganguly. The duo was said to be a madly-in-love couple while Sourav was still married to his wife, Dona Ganguly. Moreover, there were also reports of the duo secretly tying the knot in a temple. Unfortunately, they never met a happy ending as Sourav kept mum about accepting their relationship publicly. Soon after, they parted ways.
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#5. Amrita Arora dated Usman Afzal
Malaika Arora’s younger sister, Amrita Arora was in a deep relationship with Pakistani cricketer, Usman Afzal. The duo often got snapped enjoying quality time together or joining their friends for a bash. They stood beside one another in the most difficult of times, and Usman gradually also became a part of Amrita’s family. Sadly, after dating for a year, the couple called it quits due to personal reasons.
#6. Neena Gupta dated Vivian Richards and welcomed a daughter out of wedlock
One of the most talked about unfinished love stories between a cricketer and an Indian actress has to be that of Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards. The talented Bollywood diva fell in love with the West Indian cricketer and started to be in a live-in relationship. After a few years of togetherness, they even welcomed their daughter, Masaba out of wedlock. However, the duo did not get married and instead parted ways.
#7. Sofia Hayat dated Rohit Sharma
Sofia Hayat made a public announcement of dating Rohit Sharma in 2012 by dropping a truth bomb on Twitter. However, for those wondering it to be a happy acceptance, it was more of a sassy response as she called out Rohit for not being a gentleman. Well, it leaves no space for guesses that their love story finished on a bitter note.
#8. Elli Avram dated Hardik Pandya
Before his marriage to Natasa Stankovic, Hardik Pandya has been in quite a few relationships with other women, one of which included the gorgeous dancer-turned-actress, Elli Avram. Rumours of their relationship had begun when Elli attended Hardik’s brother, Krunal Pandya’s wedding in 2017. In quite a few pictures from the wedding, the actress was seen in close proximity of the cricketer, which raised quite a few eyebrows about their relationship. Thereafter, Elli and Hardik also started to make public appearances together as the duo not only went out on dates but the actress also accompanied the cricketer in many of his tours. Sadly, the couple did not end up being together due to supposed ego clashes. Moreover, Hardik’s sudden announcement of engagement with Natasa Stankovic broke Elli’s heart and she moved on.
#9. Zeenat Aman dated Imran Khan
One of the most rumoured gossip bits about the coming together of cricketers and Bollywood actresses came along with the widely discussed affair of Zeenat Aman and Pakistani cricketer, Imran Khan. Dating back to almost 1970s, this was the time when Zeenat flourished as the most sexiest actresses among her generation, and incidentally, the Pakistan cricket team had arrived in India for their match. Imran, who by this time had dated quite a few Indian actresses, was promptly tagged as a ‘playboy’ when rumours of his dating Zeenat hit the headlines. Moreover, it was also reported that in November 1979, Imran ditched his team for his birthday celebration and went onto spend some quality time with Zeenat. Well, none of them ever confirmed or denied this bit of news.
#10. Anju Mahendru dated Garfield Sobers
Veteran Bollywood actress, Anju Mahendru became the sensation of headlines when the news of her dating Carribean cricketer, Garfield Sobers came to the surface. The news of their relationship came at a time when Anju was said to be in a steady relationship with legendary actor, Rajesh Khanna. While Rajesh and Anju did not work out well, it was reported that she had decided to move on with Garfield. Moreover, Garfield had also proposed wedding to her, which she accepted. But the twist in their relationship came about when Anju’s parents simply refused for such a match and this led them to call it quits.
#11. Izabelle Leite dated Virat Kohli
Before his marriage to Bollywood diva, Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli was once stated to be in a relationship with Brazilian-origin actress, Izabelle Leite. Reportedly, the duo dated each other from 2012 to 2014, when both of them were at the initial stages of their respective careers. While for the longest time they kept their relationship under wraps, it was through one of their viral pictures together that the world learnt about them dating. But due to reasons known best to them, the duo parted ways.
#12. Raai Laxmi dated M.S. Dhoni
One of the most succesful captains of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was once said to be in a relationship with Tollywood actress, Raai Laxmi, before he wedded his ladylove, Sakshi Dhoni. The two were often spotted together from 2008-2009. Not only was Raai a part of the several cricketing events beside Dhoni, he too reciprocated it by attending many of her birthdays and other celebrations. They were also paired together for a commercial advertisement. Unfortunately, due to unknown reasons, the couple broke up.
#13. Riya Sen dated Sreesanth
Legendary yesteryear actress, late Suchitra Sen’s youngest granddaughter, Riya Sen has been one such actress who has hit the news with many of her frequent relationships. One such gossiped relationship of her was with Indian cricketer, Sreesanth. Reportedly, they met at a social gathering and they clicked instantly. Thereafter, Riya was spotted with Sreesanth at most of his matches, which raised eyebrows about their obvious relationship. However, post Sreesanth landed in the infamous match-fixing controversy, Riya broke up with him.
#14. Deepika Padukone dated Yuvraj Singh
Well, not just Kim Sharma, but even Deepika Padukone was enamoured by the charms of Yuvraj Singh. The duo was often spotted going about together, and the actress was also seen cheering for Yuvi during many of his matches. Sadly, their relationship lacked seriousness and commitment from both ends and therefore, they called it quits soon after.
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