Indian Cricketers Who Married Foreigners

Find out in this post the list of Indian cricketers who married foreigners and the story behind it.

People say that love is blind. It is a proven fact that many love stories do not see borders or religions. In such scenarios, a list comprises many famous Indian cricketers who married foreigners and set social media on fire.

Not only the Indians but also the foreign cricketers have created their love stories by finding their soulmates overseas. For instance, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell married Vini Raman- an Indian girl, in a traditional style in Chennai in March 2022.

Similarly, Shoaib Malik– a Pakistani cricketer, married Sania Mirza– an Indian tennis star player in 2010.

Moreover, it has become a welcome trend to observe Indian stars cross borders to find their true love. As time progresses, fans expect that the newer generation will add interesting stories by increasing the length of the list.

Particularly, it would be interesting to discuss the love stories of those six Indian cricketers who married foreigners. Consequently, they proved that only in cricket there are boundaries to hit fours and sixes, but love doesn’t have any boundaries of religion, caste, country, or color.

6 Indian Cricketers who married foreigners

Here is the list of current and former Indian cricketers who married foreigners by creating a new trend amongst the youth:

1.Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech:

The 2011 World Cup winner Yuvraj Singh married a British model and actress Hazel Keech on 30th November 2016. There is a 6-year age gap between the couple (Yuvraj- 42 years and Hazel- 36 years).

Yuvraj is one of those five Indian cricketers who married foreigners at the age of 35 years.

The couple had a baby boy named Orion on 25th January 2022 and a girl named Aura on 25th August 2023.

2. Irfan Pathan and Safa Baig:

Former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan became one of the best analysts after retirement and his analytical skills grabbed the attention of Safa Baig– a UAE-based model.

On 4th February 2016, the couple married in Mecca and have been together till date.

Irfan (39 years) and Safa (29 years) have a 10-year age difference between them. Nevertheless, their true love surpasses the obstacles of the age gap.

After marriage Irfan’s wife kept herself inactive on social media.  Irfan is among those Indian cricketers who married foreigners in their 30’s.

The couple has two sons namely Imran Khan and Suleiman Khan.

3. Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha:

Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan married a Melbourne-based kickboxer Ayesha, who is 10 years older than him. The couple got engaged in 2009 but exchanged vows on 30th October 2012.  Zoravar Dhawan is Shikhar and Ayesha’s son. He also adopted Ayesha’s daughters and became the stepfather of Aliyah and Rhea.

However, Shikhar Dhawan is one of the rarest Indian cricketers who married foreigners and later got divorced in 2021.

4.Mandeep Singh and Jagdeep Jaswal:

Indian cricketer Mandeep Singh for one year dated Jagdeep Jaiswal, a UK-based healthcare assistant, and make-up artist. The couple married on 25th December 2016. Also, some of the greatest Indian cricketers like Harbhajan Singh and MS Dhoni joined the grand occasion.

On 16th January 2021, the couple had a son Rajveer Singh. Mandeep is one among those Indian cricketers who married foreigners at the age of 25 years.

5. Bishan Singh Bedi and Glenith Bedi:

Former Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi’s first marriage with an Australian beau Glenith couldn’t last long. Though their marriage produced two kids- a son named Gavas and a daughter named Gilinder, it wasn’t sufficient to keep them united.

Bishan Singh Bedi is in the group of Indian cricketers who married foreigners and later got divorced due to personal reasons.

6.Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic:

Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya’s wedding with Natasa Stankovic, a Serbian dancer cum model, stormed social media on 31st May 2020 pandemic. Earlier, the duo announced their engagement on 01st January 2020. In July 2020, the couple had their first child named Agastya Pandya.

In 2012, Natasa moved to India and acted in a few Bollywood movies. She became popular in a dance reality show “Nach Baliye”.Natasa also participated in the 8th Season of “Big Boss” in September 2014.

Hardik and Natasa met each other for the first time at a nightclub. They began dating each other and found true love.

Hardik was one of the youngest and rarest cricketers who married foreigners at the age of 27 years, amidst the COVID-19 lockdown. Perhaps, it was the main reason they weren’t able to hold a grand wedding at that time. However, the couple married once again in 2023 according to the Christian and Hindu traditions.

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