Meet The Fabulously Cool Wives And Girlfriends Of The Men In The Indian World Cup Cricket Squad
India’s run in the ICC World Cup 2019 finally kicks in and all of us are nervous and excited. We’ve already rescheduled most our social plans, because we’re going to be glued to the TV, on most days. And while at work, we’ll be sneakily checking scores on our phones! Of course, if we have an entire bunch of butterflies dancing around in our tummy, the Indian cricket team must be feeling super edgy! Blue for the win!
However, like they say, love can help you overcome your worries, some of our cricketers are blessed with such amazing partners and that will help them sail through. These are the women, who have extended their support to them during hard times, unconditionally. Of course, playing internationally and representing your country can be a lot of pressure. Here are 5 women who are silently being the pillars of strength of our Indian cricket team, this world cup season.
1) Anushka Sharma (Married to Virat Kohli)
Virat and Anushka dated for several years before tying the knot in December 2017. They both have been extremely supportive of each other’s career. While Virat Kohli took to twitter to appreciate Anushka Sharma’s debut as a producer, NH10, Anushka is often seen cheering for Kohli during important matches. While in some matches, a few idiots went on to blame Anushka for Virat’s bad performance, he says marriage has actually helped him get better at work. In an interview with HT, he revealed, “I have become a lot more responsible. That helps you in captaincy as well. It’s only improved my captaincy and me as a human being and as a player.”
2) Ayesha Mukherjee (Married to Shikhar Dhawan)
Shikar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee met online and fell in love. She lived in Australia that time and already had two daughters from her previous marriage. She’s 12 years older than him, but that hasn’t come in the way of love! In 2014, Ayesha gave birth to their son, Zoravar Dhawan and the mother-son duo is often seen cheering Shikhar from the stands! He has often mentioned that her support is his strength during stressful matches and we hope with that strength he is able to sail through this world cup with flying colours!
3) Ritika Sajdeh (Married to Rohit Sharma)
The absolutely gorgeous Ritika Sajdeh was working as Rohit Sharma’s sports manager when they fell in love. The couple got married in December 2015, and she has continued to be his strongest supporter. He believes she is his best friend and soulmate! Their shared love for sports means that he has found a companion who knows and understands his work better than anyone else.
4) Dipika Pallikal (Married to Dinesh Karthik)
Dinesh Karthik too found his companion in a sports personality. He courted Dipika Pallikal, a renowned squash player and a Commonwealth Games gold medal winner for two years before getting married in 2015. The couple has always supported each other and their marriage has definitely affected both their careers positively.
5) Sakshi Dhoni (Married to MS Dhoni)
Sakshi Dhoni was just a girl-next-door who happened to have met MS Dhoni at a hotel and floored him at first sight! Ever since their wedding, Sakshi has accompanied Dhoni at almost all his matches where she makes sure to cheer for him in the most crucial times. From hosting dinners together for the entire Indian cricket team to extending her support to Dhoni in twitter wars, Sakshi has been a pillar of strength for him! We’re hoping she accompanies him to this world cup as well, so Dhoni can have his support and score well for India!