Cricket and Bollywood are among the two most followed things in India. Cricketers and Bollywood actors enjoy a nationwide fan following. A lot of fans also consider some Indian players and Bollywood actors as equal to gods. There is also a close connection between Cricket and Bollywood. Many Indian players have married Bollywood actresses in the past and these couples are among the most loved and followed celebrity couples.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are the biggest examples in this regard. Virat Kohli is one of the most popular cricketers while Anushka Sharma is a famous Bollywood actress with many hit films in her career. Indian player Harbhajan Singh has also married Geeta Basra, who is a Bollywood actress. Yuvraj Singh’s wife Hazel Keech is also an actress and acted in several Bollywood films.
However, there are often times when cricketers are rumoured to be dating Bollywood actresses. While many of such stories do not have any reality, the rumours definitely gain the attention of every cricket and Bollywood fan. Due to the spread of rumours, sometimes players and actresses also have to come forward and clarify the reality. In this article, we take a look at 5 Indian players who have had relationship rumours of dating Bollywood actresses.
5 Indian Players Who Have Had Relationship Rumours Of Dating Bollywood Actresses
1. Jasprit Bumrah- Anupama Parameswaran
Jasprit Bumrah and Anupama Parameswaran is the first example in this list. The Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah was rumoured to have a relationship with South Indian actress Anupama Parameswaran. The rumours started taking a toll when both of them started following each other on social media platform Instagram.
They also liked many of each other’s Instagram posts. In an interview, Anupama Parameswaran opened up on the matter and mentioned that they are just good friends.
However, their relationship and dating rumours still did the rounds among people. Jasprit Bumrah’s relationship rumours with Anupama Parameswaran were so popular that when the Indian player took a personal leave for his marriage in March this year, many fans started thinking that he is getting married to the Malayalam actress.
However, the actress’ mother informed in an interview that her daughter is not getting married to the Indian bowler. Jasprit Bumrah married sports presenter Sanjana Ganeshan in March 2021 in a private ceremony in Goa.
2.Hardik Pandya-Parineeti Chopra
In 2017, cricketer Hardik Pandya was rumoured to be in a relationship with actress Parineeti Chopra. The rumours started after the Indian player replied to a post of Parineeti Chopra on social media.
The actress posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, “The perfect trip with the most amazing partner. Love is in the air!!!”. To this Pandya replied “Can I guess? I think this is a second Bollywood & Cricket link. Great click by the way.”
This incident started a rumour that the couple is dating. However, soon after the rumours were all over social media, Parineeti Chopra and Hardik Pandya denied the matter. Parineeti Chopra shared a video in which she totally denied having any relationship with the Indian player.
Moreover, Pandya also clarified in an interview that he hasn’t met her before and hardly know her. Hardik Pandya has married Bollywood actress Natasa Stankovic and the couple has a son.
3. Rishabh Pant-Urvashi Rautela
In 2018, relationship rumours of Rishabh Pant and Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela came to the limelight. Rumours were rife that the Indian player blocked Urvashi Rautela on WhatsApp as he did not want to take the relationship forward. Such headlines made fans believe that there is something going on between the couple. However, Rishabh Pant cleared the rumours by sharing a photo of his girlfriend Isha Negi on social media.
The Indian wicketkeeper shared a photo of himself and his girlfriend Isha on Instagram and wrote, “I just want to make you happy because you are the reason I am so happy.” Isha Negi also posted the photo on her account and captioned it, “My man, my soulmate, my best friend, the love of my life.” Later, when Urvashi Rautela was asked by a fan about her favourite cricketer, she said that she does not know any cricketer and does not watch cricket.
4. KL Rahul- Sonal Chauhan
KL Rahul is another Indian player who was rumoured to date Indian actress Sonal Chauhan. Sonal Chauhan acted in the 2008 hit film Jannat.
During India’s 2018 tour against England, she wrote a post on social media that said, “Feel sorry for @dineshkarthik who hasn’t yet got a game on this tour, but how do you possibly leave out any of the current playing XI? Especially happy to see @klrahul11 playing. He’s too talented to ignore for long!.”
After reading her posts, fans started KL Rahul and Sonal Chauhan’s dating rumours. However, it turned out to be baseless as the actress denied it. KL Rahul also never acknowledged the relationship with the Indian actress.
KL Rahul is reportedly dating actress Athiya Shetty currently, the daughter of famous Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty. The couple shares a lot of photos of themselves on social media.
5. MS Dhoni-Deepika Padukone
MS Dhoni was rumoured to have a relationship with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone in 2007. It was after the Indian player led the team to victory in ICC T20 World Cup 2007.
MS Dhoni and Deepika Padukone were rumoured to have a fondness for each other. The couple also walked the ramp in a fashion event together.
Deepika had admitted to being a true fan of MS Dhoni. Rumours also rife that Dhoni got rid of his long hairs because Deepika did not like them. However, there are no facts to prove these rumours.
MS Dhoni finally married Shakshi Dhoni in July 2010. The couple has been happily married for the last 11 years and has a daughter named Ziva.
Source – Yahoo Cricket