Cricketers who got married in 2017:
Here we take a look at the cricketers who got married and entered the new phase of life last year:
12.) Sachin Baby – Anna Chandy
Sachin Baby, who plays for Kerala in Indian domestic cricket, got married to his girlfriend Anna Chandy on January 5, at the St. Sebastian’s Church in Thodupuzha.
11.) Peter Siddle – Anna Weatherlake
Australia’s former pace bowler Peter Siddle married his long-term love Anna Weatherlake on 2nd April, in a vegan-inspired affair at the Yarra Valley in Victoria.
10.) Peter Nevill – Sammy Nelson
Australia’s wicketkeeper Peter Nevill married his partner Sammy Nelson in the Byron Hinterland in the month of April, and the pair had their honeymoon in San Francisco, including a seaplane flight over the city.
9.) George Bailey – Katie Upton
George Bailey, the former Australian captain of T20I cricket, married Katie Upton on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, with a host of teammates and friends in attendance. The wedding ceremony took place in the last week of April.
8.) Akila Dananjaya – Nathalie Tekshini
Sri Lanka’s spin bowler Akila Dananjaya tied the knot at his hometown in Moratuwa to childhood his sweetheart Nathalie Tekshini on August 23. But instead of going on the honeymoon, he was back in the team hotel in Kandy that night ahead of the second ODI against India.
7.) Ben Stokes – Clare Ratcliffe
England cricket team’s all-rounder Ben Stokes and his girlfriend Clare Ratcliffe tied the knot on 14th October in Somerset. The couple married at the church of St. Mary the Virgin in East Brent. Stokes’ teammates Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler attended the wedding.
6.) Jos Buttler – Louise Webber
England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has married partner Louise Webber on 24th October. England teammates Steven Finn and Alex Hales acted as ushers for Buttler.
5.) Taskin Ahmed – Sayeda Rabeya Nayeem
Taskin Ahmed married his long-time sweetheart, Syeda Rabeya Naima, on November 1, following the Bangladeshi pacer’s arrival from an atrocious outing in South Africa.
4.) Bhuvneshwar Kumar – Nupur Nagar
India’s swing master Bhuvneshwar Kumar married his girlfriend Nupur Nagar on 23rd November in his hometown Meerut. The marriage reception was held in Bulandshahr on 26th November and Indian players attended Bhuvi, Nupur’s reception on November 30.
3.) Zaheer Khan – Sagarika Ghatge
Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan married Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge on November 23. The duo opted for a court marriage, which was followed by a grand reception for Bollywood biggies and Zaheer’s team India colleagues on November 27 in Mumbai.
2.) Virat Kohli – Anushka Sharma
Team India captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma tied the knock in a private ceremony at Tuscany in Italy on December 11. The marriage was attended by their family and close friends. Virushka’s marriage was followed by two grand receptions for their relatives, cricket and Bollywood fraternity. The receptions took place on 24th and 27th December in New Delhi and Mumbai respectively.
1.) Krunal Pandya – Pankhuri Sharma
Left-handed all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Pankhuri Sharma, in a five-star hotel in Mumbai on 27th December. A number of cricketers from present and past including Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel and Kiran More attended the marriage ceremony.