n India, cricketers have always received a lot of love and affection from the audience. They are treated like celebrities and they are praised for their professional achievements. Though it has helped the players gain immense popularity, it has also been a curse for them. They are closely followed by millions of people and it robs them of their privacy.
Their personal life is constantly under the watchful eyes of media which has not allowed them to enjoy their time off the field. Having said that nowadays various cricketers are being associated with their lady friends. Most of the Indian players are linked up with Bollywood actresses. Among them, certain relationships have caught the eye of the country.
Here is the list of 5 Indian cricketers and their alleged girlfriends
1) Hardik Pandya – Urvashi Rautela
“An Indian boy with a Caribbean flair” is the apt description of the star all-rounder, Hardik Pandya. The Baroda cricketer has given this Indian side a new outlook with his multi-dimensional skillset. In the last couple of years, Pandya has played diverse roles according to the needs of the team.
Even in the 2019 World Cup, his stocks kept rising throughout the tournament. Still the 25-year old has a lot to learn to have a defining career. Earlier in the year, he was suspended from the team due to disciplinary issues. Like his professional career, his personal life has also attracted a lot of attention.
Particularly Hardik has been linked up with various actresses. In his initial days his alleged relationship with Bollywood star, Elli Avram was the talk of the town. Now again he is said to be involved with another diva, Urvashi Rautela. Though both have denied the reports the story has been getting more spicier day by day. Recently the actress even lashed out at media but Pandya is yet to respond.
2) KL Rahul – Athiya Shetty
There is a reason why Indian team management backs KL Rahul and it is his batting purity that charms the cricketing fraternity. He started his career as an orthodox batsman who relied on his timing and was anticipated as a red-ball player. Then the IPL changed his hitting dynamics and now the right-hander can play shots all around the park.
Rahul has got all the ingredients to become one of the leading batsmen in the international circuit. The only thing he needs to work on is his consistency as it has cost him a regular place in the playing XI. Earlier in the year, he got into trouble when he made erratic statements in one of the talk shows. There also his inconsistency resulted in a suspension.
His change in personality has made him a poster boy and now he is a closely followed Indian cricketer. He has been spotted with many Bollywood starlets. Notably, he was associated with actress, Nidhi Agarwal but later it was clarified that they were just friends. Now, these days there have been rumors that he is dating Athiya Shetty, daughter of actor Suniel Shetty. It has also been learned that they started seeing each other at the end of last year.
3) Jasprit Bumrah – Anupama Parameswaran
Currently, the Men in Blue is keeping their bowling pearl, Jasprit Bumrah wrapped in cotton wool. The speedster has quickly turned into a sensation in the cricketing world. His craft has muddled the batsmen across the world and his growth has allowed the side pull off memorable victories on the foreign soil.
Realizing his importance, the BCCI has also awarded him with an A+ contract. He built on his reputation by becoming the highest wicket-taker for India in the 2019 World Cup. Bumrah is a reserved character who likes to stay grounded in his professional career. Even in his personal life, he keeps most of his activities low-key affairs.
However a month ago the fast-bowler was making headlines for commenting on the post of South Indian actress, Anupama Parameswaran. Then the reports came out that they follow each other on social media. Immediately the tabloids started spreading the story that they are dating each other. Anupama squashed the news and added that they are just good friends. Still, the media is constantly bickering on their relationship as Bumrah has not made any statements.
4) Ishan Kishan – Aditi Hundia
At the moment, a pool of talented youngsters are waiting in the wings to get an India call-up and Ishan Kishan is one of them. The Jharkhand cricketer was the captain of the team in the 2016 U19 World Cup. Thereafter he became a regular member of his state team and also played a couple of IPL seasons for Gujarat Lions.
Kishan came into his own when he was snapped up by the Mumbai franchise in the IPL 2018 auction. The keeper-batsman awed the audience with his power game and now he is knocking on the doors of Indian selectors. The youngster is full of exuberance and it is visible from his social media posts.
Recently, Ishan Kishan’s selfies with his rumored girlfriend Aditi Hundia went viral on Instagram. Before that, the model was also seen cheering for the Mumbai Indians in this year’s IPL. The media has already started digging up stories but both the stars have remained silent.
5) Yuzvendra Chahal – Tanishka Kapoor
India’s recent success in white-ball cricket wouldn’t have been possible without the services of their wrist-spinners. Yuzvendra Chahal is the proud member of that group as he has outfoxed the best of the batsmen with his zip and guile. He was also part of the team when India won their first ODI bilateral series in South Africa and Australia.
Even in the IPL, Chahal has been a breakout performer for the Bangalore franchise. It can be said that he has become a trusted sepoy of the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. His rising popularity has gained him a lot of followers. He is also quite active on social media platforms.
Last year the leggie was again in the limelight but this time it was not for his on-field heroics. He was spotted with Kannada actress, Tanishka Kapoor. The news spread like a wildfire and within days it became a hot topic in the country. Though the actress never made any statements, Chahal explained that their relationship is limited to friendship. However, the tabloids have refused to take down the storyline and to date, the cricketer has been linked up with the diva.
These stars have never confirmed their relationship on any platform but there are interesting stories that connect them.