[tps_footer]Link ups are part of Bollywood celebs’ lives. At least once in their career, they have been linked to their fellow actors or businessmen or cricketers. It is the latter which make for amusing read as to how two important recreational activities of this nation coalesce. Here are some of the Bollywood-cricket romances.
1. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore
It was love at first sight for Pataudi but not for Sharmila Tagore. She shunned his approaches and proposals for a long time but the Nawab was persistent. He kept on trying to woo Tagore by sending gifts and roses and one day, she relented. Their marriage was hugely opposed by their families but they went ahead any way.
2. Imran Khan and Zeenat Aman
Imran Khan, the good-looking cricketer from across border, caught lovely lady Zeenat Aman’s fancy. Their affair created a huge uproar among the media. But things didn’t work out and Imran went on to marry British socialiste Jemimah Khan.
3. Vivian Richards and Neena Gupta
It was a torrid affair between the West Indies cricketer and Neena Gupta which even produced a baby named Masaba who presently has a fashion line on her name. They had a very brief affair which couldn’t culminate into marriage.
4. Yuvraj Singh and Kim Sharma
A young cricketer Yuvraj Singh fell for the charms of the lady Kim Sharma and they became the talk of the town. But Yuvraj’s mother didn’t quite approve of Kim’s lifestyle and the two parted ways.
5. Yuvraj Singh and Deepika Padukone
Yuvraj Singh again fell for the charms of Bollywood actress and this time it was Deepika Padukone. But the latter decided to switch to Ranbir Kapoor. Apparently, she dumped him unceremoniously.
6. Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra
Though none of them accepted the relationship in public, there are reports that Harbhajan and Geeta are dating each other. There were rumours of their split but it seems they were hoax as they are still together.
7. Isha Sharvani and Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan took fancy of Isha Sharvani and they reportedly dated for a few years. Isha even admitted that they were together for four years but later broke up. According to rumours, their careers affected their relationship and they couldn’t take the toll.
8. Amrita Singh And Ravi Shastri
9. Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma
10. Yuvraj Singh And Deepika Padukone
11. Saurav Ganguly And Nagma
12. Sangita Bijlani And Mohammad Azharuddin
13. Virat Kohli And Izabelle Leite
14. Mohsin Khan And Rina Roy