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Valentine’s Day special: When Indian captains said ‘I love you’ to take the big plunge


The month of February It is after The whole week from February 7 onwards is different forms of love – roses to hugs. The week culminates on February 14 which is Valentine’s Day.

So, on this occasion of love, we take a look at the famous stories of 5 Indian cricketers.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

The Indian captain and the Bollywood star met each other during an advertisement shoot in 2013. Reportedly smitten by each other, they soon started going out and were spotted together multiple times.


The couple expectedly hit a rough patch between 2015 and early 2016 but went ahead to sort out their differences. The couple then got married in one of the most lavish weddings ever in Italy. It was a secret affair with close friends and family who happened to be on December 11, 2017.

The couple has since been going strong and Anushka is often seen on her husband The happy couple was recently holidaying in New Zealand as captain, Kohli took a break from the national team to spend time with his wife.

Dhoni Dhoni and Sakshi Dhoni

The movie, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story did portray the love story between the pair but it did not tell you that the couple knew from childhood. But cupid struck the two ten years after they were last met in Ranchi.

In late 2007, when Dhoni came to play in a match in Kolkata, he met Sakshi. Incidentally, it was Mrs.Dhoni’s last day there and thus one can not discount destiny when it comes to love stories Since then, the couple has happily married and has a daughter named Ziva who recently turned 4 years old

(L to R) Sakshi Dhoni, Anupam Kher and MS Dhoni at Suresh Raina’s weddingTwitter

But MSD has made it clear that Sakshi will remain the most important thing in the world. The former captain proved that when he went on a camp with his bowlers to prepare them for the 2015 World Cup instead of going back home for the birth of his daughter. It is said that Sakshi reached her husband through Suresh Raina to inform him of his fatherhood.

Sourav Ganguly and Dona Ganguly

Another former India captain, Sourav married neighbor Dona in a story that was as dramatic as his cricket career. The two knew each other since childhood and Sourav would not miss any chance to spot his neighbor while Dona would wait for Sourav to play badminton as that would give him a chance to return the person in the cricketer.

Sourav Ganguly (R) cuts a cake as he celebrates his 32nd birthday with his wife Dona at their home in Calcutta, 08 July 2004Getty Images

But Dona’s family and Ganguly’s family were not really on the best of terms. But Sourav was always ready for his Dadagiri, be it against Australia or in his love life. Following his successful tour of England in 1996, he secretly married his love in a marriage registrar’s office. Even the lady’s parents were reportedly unaware of the developments but in 1997, it was a formal marriage.



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