Bollywood and cricket have one thing in common-parties! Be it parties to celebrate the success of a film or an after-match party during cricketing tournaments, these parties are attended by everyone. At these parties you get the opportunity to interact with film personalities, models and of course sports personalities. Sometimes these interactions go a little ahead and develop into a hook-up or a full-fledged relationship between actresses and cricketers.
We have already told you about the actresses who married cricketers, and today we will tell you about actresses who hooked-up with cricketers.
1) Neena Gupta and Sir Vivian Richards
Popular West Indies cricketer of the 1970’s and 1980’s, Sir Vivian Richards was already a married man when he met and eventually started dating actress Neena Gupta. The couple have a daughter, Masaba together, who was born out of wedlock. Masaba Gupta stays in India with her mother and is an acclaimed designer in the country.
2) Zeenat Aman and Imran Khan
Pakistan’s newly-sworn in Prime Minister, Imran Khan, was a cricketing legend. Apart from his performance on the field, Imran was also well-known for being a playboy off the field. The former cricketer briefly dated yesteryear Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman.
3) Sushmita Sen and Wasim Akram
The former Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen, dated Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram. When asked about their alleged relationship, Wasim and Sushmita always said that they were only friends. However, Sushmita and Wasim were rumored to have dated for 5 months before they broke up.
4) Yuvraj Singh, Deepika Padukone and M S Dhoni
The Yuvraj, Deepika and Dhoni love triangle is one of the most popular hookups between a cricketer and an actress. It is believed that both Dhoni and Yuvraj had a massive crush on Deepika, when she had just entered the film industry. However, Deepika was linked more strongly to Yuvraj Singh than to M S Dhoni.
5) Amrita Singh and Ravi Shastri
When they met, Amrita was on the verge of becoming a successful actress and Ravi had become an overnight star after winning a cricket series in 1985. It was alleged that Amrita and Ravi were involved in a serious affair, but this alleged affair didn’t last long. In 1991, Amrita married actor Saif Ali Khan, who was 12 years younger than her.
6) Kim Sharma and Yuvraj Singh
Kim Sharma and Yuvraj Singh’s relationship was one of the most talked about relationships in the cricket world. Yuvraj’s family did not like their son’s closeness to the actress and the couple eventually parted ways to focus on their careers.
Sources: Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, DNA India, Grazia India, Indiatimes, Indiawest.com, Pinkvilla, The Hindu, The Week, Twitter, Zimbio, Dailymail, India Today, Youtube.