10 beautiful wives of popular IPL cricketers
There are times when you look at a couple and think they are nothing less than perfect. They give you serious couple goals and even bring a sparkle in the eyes of many. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is quite a spectacle. This near two-month carnival is not just about cricket. There are a whole lot of emotions involved with it.
Cricketers often bring their wives to the stadiums. Them, cheering their husbands from the stands, is quite a delightful scene and makes a few even believe in true love after all. Some of the cricketers who take part in the IPL have extremely beautiful partners and these cricketer wives have a huge fan following as well.
Some of the beautiful wives of IPL cricketers:
10. Jos Buttler – Louise Buttler
Jos Buttler, an integral part of the Rajasthan Royals side, is an exciting cricketer. With his hitting ability, he always entertains the fans a great deal. The cricketer and his wife Louise are a fun-loving and romantic couple. On 21st October 2017, the wicketkeeper-batsman was stumped out.
In a grand ceremony, he exchanged the rings with his wife and got hitched. These two give some serious couple goals and travel goals for the fans. Their Instagram handles are absolutely lit and portray the wonderful chemistry between them.
Louise accompanied Jos first for the IPL 2017 season when she was in India for a few days. Even for the next couple of seasons, she accompanied her husband and seemed to have a wonderful time. This couple is even blessed with a cute, little kid.
9. Krunal Pandya – Pankhuri Sharma
Mumbai Indians’ ace all-rounder Krunal Pandya was bowled over by the beauty of Pankhuri Sharma. Their relationship started off with them claiming that they were just friends. But like in most love stories, this friendship eventually evolved into infatuation and then true love.
Simplicity and supportive nature of Pankhuri are two things that have impressed Krunal the most. The duo dated each other for about two years before they decided to tie the knock. In a grand ceremony in December 2017, they got hitched.
Their love story has a Mumbai Indians connection as well. After the team won the title in 2017, Krunal Pandya was named the ‘Man of the Match’. The cricketer felt it couldn’t get better than this and proposed to Pankhuri. She readily accepted and it is a ‘happily ever after’ story.
8. Dinesh Karthik – Dipika Pallikal
Squash player Dipika Pallikal hated cricketers for all the attention they used to get. The same was the case with Dinesh Karthik when they met first for a fitness session under Shankar Basu. The wicketkeeper-batsman, however, was out bowled for her looks.
Both of them started interacting and Dipika’s perception began to change slowly. In 2013, when Dinesh went to England just to meet her, Dipika Pallikal fell for him. He used to spend time watching her play squash and even had a go at the sport.
Slowly, as they spent more time together, they understood each other better. After India won the Champions Trophy in 2013, Dinesh proposed to her in London. They made their relationship official by getting engaged in 2013 followed by the wedding ceremony in 2015. Dipika often cheers her husband from the stands in the IPL.
7. Shakib Al Hasan – Umme Ahmed Shishir
Even if you are one of the best all-rounders to have ever played the sport, there will be a moment when you will end up melting down. For Shakib Al Hassan, it was during the shoot of a television commercial with his future wife. Shishir attracted him almost instantly with her beautiful looks.
Even though she got settled in the USA at a very young age, she came back to Bangladesh and started pursuing modeling. Eventually, they shot a couple more ads together and started knowing each other better. In 2010, Shakib was in England for a county stint.
At the same time, Umme Ahmed Shishir was there for her studies. After spending time with each other at that point in time, they decided to take their relationship to the next level. They tied the knot in 2012.
6. Shane Watson – Lee Furlong
Lee Furlong, a sports commentator, was a great friend with Glenn McGrath’s former wife Jane. In 2006, she joined the WAGs of the Australia team when she got to know Jane McGrath. Both Shane Watson and Lee Furlong share common interests.
Both of them promoted the Glenn McGrath Foundation and spread awareness about breast cancer. As they spent more time with each other for about four years, they understood each other much better. Whenever she used to talk about the cricketer in the talkshows or commentary stints, Lee used to sport a cheeky smile.
They got closer and closer to each other and finally got engaged in 2010. In the same year, they also tied the knot to begin what was set to be a wonderful relationship. Lee is often spotted in the CSK stands actively cheering for her husband along with her kids.
5. David Willey – Carolynne Poole
For singer Carolynne Poole, it was love at first sight as soon as she saw David Willey. For a cricket game, Carolynne went to the stadium to support her good friend Jonny Bairstow. That was when Willey’s picture appeared on the giant screen and she immediately thought it is the most beautiful face in the world.
After the game, she went to say goodbye to Jonny knowing that Willey would be there. She got quite shy in the first meeting itself and rushed back to the car. After looking at how the events progressed, David Willey found out who she was.
He then texted her and the couple got to know each other. The cricketer then proposed her and then they tied the knot. In the IPL, David Willey plays for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
4. Virat Kohli – Anushka Sharma
It was during an ad shoot for a shampoo brand when Virat Kohli first met Anushka Sharma. He fell for the Bollywood actress instantly and the two began spending time with each other. Soon, they were heads over heels in love with each other.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli made several public appearances together which sparked quite a few murmurs all around. Soon, Anushka even started to come to the stadiums and cheer her to-be-husband from the stands. Those signature flying kisses Kohli used to blow after reaching his milestones made things that much more obvious.
The couple tied the knot with each other at a secret wedding ceremony in Italy back in 2017. These two are absolute stars in their respective fields and have got a huge base. Anushka Sharma once even created a huge controversy by chatting with Kohli near the dressing room during an IPL game.
3. Nitish Rana – Saachi Marwah
Earlier in 2019, KKR batsman Nitish Ran tied knot with his longtime girlfriend Saachi Marwah. Several star cricketers including Dinesh Karthik, Abhishek Nayar, Rishabh Pant, Unmukt Chand and others attended his wedding ceremony. Saachi is an interior designer by profession.
In 2018, the couple got engaged. It is learnt that Saachi Marwah is a year or two older to Nitish. This couple shares wonderful chemistry as it is evident from their Instagram posts. Nitish Rana is a stylish, aggressive left-handed batsman from Delhi.
In the initial parts of his career, he represented the Mumbai Indians where he found a decent amount of success. Later, when he was put back in the auction pool, KKR acquired him. Rana continues to be an integral part of the KKR set-up.
2. Harry Gurney – Avril Gurney
Harry Gurney is quite an experienced campaigned and has been around for a long time now. He even represented England in 10 ODIs and 2 T20Is when he made his debut in 2014. However, he has had his chances limited at the international level.
Yet, he remains to be one of the most sought-after players in T20 leagues all around the world. Harry is a crafty customer and has got great variations up his sleeve. He had to wait for a long time to turn his IPL dream into a reality.
Harry Gurney got his chance when he was picked up by the KKR franchise in 2019 and even played 8 games for the side. He has got a beautiful wife as well. Harry and Avril have been together for nearly ten to eleven years now and have adorable kids as well.
1. Andre Russell – Jassym Lora
While Andre Russell stuns everyone with his big-hitting and acrobatic fielding on the ground, it is his wife Jassym Lora who grabs all the attention in the stands. Jassym is a model from the Dominic Republic. She and Russell have been together for a long while.
After dating each other for some time, both of them got engaged in 2014. They spent a couple of years more with each other. Finally, in 2016, the all-rounder exchanged the rings with his long-time girlfriend.
Many a time, Jassym Lora is seen in the stands during the IPL games cheering her husband. With the camera panning on her from time to time, she has managed to attract a lot of attention. She has got a huge social media following as well.