Love knows no boundaries. This popular saying implies that almost anything can be transcended when it comes to love. If the two people are destined to be together, then they will defy all the odds.
This is something that’s been proved over and over again by famous celebrities who have got married to foreigners. But did you know that there are many foreign cricketers who tied the knot to gorgeous Indian women?
Have a look at some of the most prominent couples in which a foreign cricketer has married Indian women:
1- Shoaib Malik And Sania Mirza
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was already in the news for her engagement with a childhood friend. However, in 2010, Sania broke her engagement and married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. There were reports of him being already married to another Hyderabad girl. The two have been happily married for about seven years now.
2- Sir Vivian Richards And Nina Gupta
Indian actress Neena Gupta and West Indies legend Vivian Richards were in a relationship for quite some time in the 1980s. They never got married as Sir Vivian was already a married man. They also have a child together, the famous fashion designer Masaba Gupta.
3- Glenn Turner And Sukhinder Kaur
The ace cricketer from New Zealand, Glenn Turner, married Indian Sukhinder Kaur Gill in 1973. She is one of the most eminent politicians from the Indian community in New Zealand. Sukhinder and Turner have two children.
4- Zaheer Abbas And Rita Luthra
One of the finest batsmen from Pakistan and the only Asian to score 100 First-Class hundreds, Zaheer Abbas met Rita in the 1980s in the UK, where she used to study interior designing and Zaheer used to play for English county Gloucestershire. They got married in 1988 and Rita changed her name to Samina Abbas after marriage.
5- Muttiah Muralitharan And Madhimalar Ramamurthy
Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan, the highest wicket-taker in both Test and One-Day Internationals, married Chennai girl Madhimalar Ramamurthy in 2005. Madhimalar is the daughter of the late Dr. S. Ramamurthy and Dr. Nithya Ramamurthy of Malar Hospitals. The couple has a son, born in January 2006.
6- Shaun Tait And Mashoom Singha
Australian pacer Shaun Tait married Indian ramp model Mashoom Singha in 2014, after a four-year courtship. The wedding celebrations were spread across a week as Tait’s friends came over from Australia to Mumbai.
7- Mike Brearley And Mana Sarabhai
Mike Brearley, one of the most cerebral captains in the history of cricket, tied knot with Mana Sarabhai, daughter of famous industrialist Gautam Sarabhai. They are now settled in London and have two children.
8- Mohsin Khan And Reena Roy
Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan fell in love with Indian actress Reena Roy and later married her. However, the marriage ended in a divorce. Mohsin has a daughter from his marriage with Reena Roy.
9- Hasan Ali And Samiya Arzoo
Famous Pakistani cricketer Hassan Ali married Dubai-based Indian expatriate Samiya Arzoo in 2019. According to reports, Hasan fell in love with Arzoo during the World Cup held in the UK. Both met during a random dinner in Dubai. Impressed with her honesty, Hasan courted Samiya and sent a marriage proposal to her, which was duly accepted.
10- Glenn Maxwell And Vini Raman
Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell got engaged to his long-time Indian girlfriend, Vini Raman in February 2020. Vini is a Melbourne-based pharmacist. Now, fans are eagerly waiting for the couple’s wedding news.