Cricketers are always applauded and pursued by their fans, just like Bollywood stars. They are a standout amongst the most mainstream celebs. They are admired often for their extraordinary style, fantastic execution, and remarkable look off the field. Fans appreciated them as the innovator. Apparently, male fanatics of cricket and female aficionados of cricketers are expanding immediately.
Cricketers always have a crazy fan following. And because of the vast use of the digital medium, it has further encouraged them to keep a constant track of their superstars. Remarkably, the audience is not interested in their professional life but quite interested in the personal lives of their favorite cricketers as well. They are always eager to know more and more about their relationships, breakups, or marriages. Cricketers mostly receive congratulatory messages or blessings from their fans for their weddings or relationships.
However, among those weddings and relationships, some of them are quite unique as the players themselves. As they have married the person from their family or friend’s family. Although such relations are subjected to social stigma, these cricketers have surely proved that love is ahead of everything. So, here we have gathered a list of 5 such cricketers who married their cousins or even friend’s wives. Scroll down to check out the list:
1. Virender Sehwag And Aarti Ahlawat
Virender Sehwag is the former opener of the Indian cricket team. His professional life is known to many as he enjoys a long fan following. Little did fans know about his personal life. Well, the cricketer is married to Aarti Ahlawat. She is a distant relative of Sehwag which makes them cousins. Yes, you heard it right. It all started when one of his cousins got married to Aarti’s aunt. He proposed Aarti at 21 and then they dated for five years. On April 22, 2004, the duo got married and now they are proud parents of two boys, Vedant and Aryavir.
2. Saeed Anwar And Lubna
He is another cricketer who tied the knot with his cousin. Saeed Anwar is a cricketer from the Pakistan team. He is an occasional slow left-arm bowler and an opening batsman. In March 1996, he tied the knot with his cousin, Lubna. She is a doctor by profession and they both are distant relatives of each other. Together, they had a lovely daughter who is named, Bismah. Unfortunately, in 2001, she died because of a prolonged illness that could not get cured.
3. Murli Vijay And Nikita Vanjara
Murli Vijay is one of the famous cricketers of the Indian Cricket team. He has always made the headlines with his amazing performance on the cricket field. But, fans don’t know much about his personal life. The cricketer is married to Nikita Vanjara. This is her second marriage. Earlier, she was married to another cricketer of the Indian team, Dinesh Karthik. Murli and Nikita got married in the year 2012. Nowadays, the duo has been enjoying their marital bliss. If you don’t know, Dinesh was Nikita’s childhood friend and they both did love marriage.
4. Shahid Afridi And Nadia Afridi
Former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team and popularly known as Boom Boom, Shahid Afridi has been a successful all-rounder. When he was on the field, he had his own charm. Shahid Afridi is married to his maternal cousin, Nadia. The duo got married after their parents arranged their match. They both are parents to four beautiful daughters.
5. Upul Tharanga And Nilanka Tharanga
Upul Tharanga, a left-handed opening batsman, and a sporadic wicketkeeper of the Srilankan team is married to Nilanka. Earlier, Nilanka was married to Tillakaratne Dilshan, another Sri Lankan player. Reportedly, Dilshan and Nikita got divorced because of the closeness between her and Upul.
Well, these were a few cricketers who walked down the aisle with their friend’s ex-wife and their relatives. In case we have missed out on anyone, let us know in the comments section below!