Indian cricketers have had a long relationship with Bollywood. Since 2017, Virat Kohli has been married to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, and the couple is expecting their first child in January. Despite his Bollywood connections, Rohit Sharma married his long-time friend Ritika Sajdeh.
When it comes to Indian cricketers, they, like politicians and Bollywood stars, are superstars in their own right. They are, however, ordinary people with crushes on Bollywood women, just like the rest of us.
While some have gone on to marry Bollywood actresses, others have expressed a long-standing passion for some of the stars. In the same vein, we look at six Indian players and their Bollywood crushes.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The lanky Indian seamer is one of the team’s most significant players, as his sheer seam terrorises batsmen. In his personal life, he is happily married to Nupur Nagar. His Bollywood crush, on the other hand, is none other than Alia Bhatt, the gorgeous actress. In addition, Shraddha Kapoor, the Bollywood bombshell, is his secondary crush. Sharddha is rumoured to be dating photographer Rohan Shrestha, while Alia is dating fellow actor Ranbir Kapoor.
Suresh Raina: With wife Priyanka Chaudhary, the prolific former Indian middle-order batsman, who was also the first Indian to achieve a century in T20Is, is settled in his personal life. His Bollywood crush seems to be the ideal pick, and she is none other than Aishwariya Rai, the most gorgeous lady on the planet. In fact, he is said to have performed a song for her at a show, which was ‘Mujhse Naaraz Ho To’ from the film Papa Kehte Hain.
Rohit Sharma: He is one of the most humble members of the Indian team, and he is happily married to his long-time friend Ritika Sajdeh. However, he has a Bollywood infatuation on the so-called Bebo, Kareena Kapoor. “Kareena Kapoor is one of my favourite actresses. She is quite attractive. I’ve had a thing for her since I was a kid. I’m completely enamoured with her. He was once reported in Filmfare as saying, “I’ve seen all her flicks.” Despite this, Kareena is blissfully married to Saif Ali Khan, a fellow actor.
Virat Kohli: The Indian captain is living the high life after marrying Bollywood beauty Anushka Sharma, with whom he is expecting their first child in January. Kohli’s first Bollywood crush, on the other hand, is Karishma Kapoor. Furthermore, he had previously stated that while playing cricket, he would want to watch actress Genelia D’Souza. While Karishma may be single again following her divorce from Sunjay Kapur, Genelia is blissfully married to Ritesh Deshmukh, another actor.
KL Rahul: The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman has been named the team’s new vice-captain. He is also said to be dating Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty. Nonetheless, as he revealed during Koffee with Karan, his primary Bollywood crush is Malaika Arora. It is also Shraddha, on the other hand. In the meantime, Malaika is divorced from Arbaaz Khan and rumoured to be dating fellow actor Arjun Kapoor.
Sachin Tendulkar: The Master Blaster is well-known, and he has been married to Anjali for a long time. However, his daughter has reportedly begun dating fellow Indian player Shubman Gill. Tendulkar does, however, have a Bollywood infatuation, and it is Madhuri Dixit, the most magnificent dancer in the profession. In the meantime, Madhuri is married to Shriram Madhav Nene.