Cricketers have gained enormous popularity over the last few decade because of the consistent growth of the game. Cricket is one of the most commercial sports in the world right now, and many cricketers are among the richest sportspersons globally.
Speaking of cricketers, foreign players have become more famous in India than before because of the IPL. Quite a few foreign stars spend a lot of time in India, and some of them even decided to marry Indian women. Here’s a list of six foreign stars who are married to Indian women.
1. One of the current Australian cricketers: Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell is the latest entrant on this list. The star player from Australia recently got hitched to Vini Raman, who is a pharmacist by profession. Vini was born in Melbourne but has south Indian background.
2. One of the current Pakistani cricketers: Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali is married to Haryana’s Samiya Arzoo. They met in Dubai, fell in love and then got married in 2019. Samiya has a B. Tech degree to her name.
3. Shaun Tait
Former Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait is married to entrepreneur Mashoom Singha. The two love birds met each other at an IPL party in 2010. Singha is also an anchor and a model.
4. Shoaib Malik
Probably the most popular couple on this list is Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza. While Malik plays international cricket for Pakistan, Mirza is one of the most successful women’s tennis players.
5. Muttiah Muralitharan
Former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan got hitched to Chennai’s Madhimalar Ramamurthy. She is the daughter of Nithya and S. Ramamurthy.
6. Mike Brearley
Former England captain Mike Brearley met Mana Sarabhai while on a tour of India in 1976-77. They got married and live together in England now and have two children.