Here's how Virat Anushka met first. Meet popular actresses-cricketers jodi

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

New Delhi : Over the years, there is a strong emotional connection between cricketers and Bollywood actresses. There are many instances where B-town beauty got romantically hitched with cricketers. And, the most recent example is the Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli love affairs. Now, just take a look at the most-talked about link-ups of celebrities hailing from the Bollywood and the cricket world.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli

Anushka and Virat first met on the set of an advertising commercial. In November 2014, while playing in a match against Sri Lanka, Virat openly blew a flying kiss towards Anushka and announced his love story. After remaining tight-lipped for some time, they finally tied the knot in December last year in Italy.

Hazel Keech and Yuvraj Singh

Report says that Yuvraj Singh took over a year to convince actress Hazel Keech to meet him. Finally, romance bloomed and after a few years of 'are they or are they not dating', they tied the knot on November 30, 2016.

Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan fell for this "Chak De! India" actress and got engaged in April 2017 and got married in November 2017. It is said that Zaheer was bowled over by her gorgeous looks in "Chak De! India" and she was mesmerised by his charming persona.

Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh

There are rumours that Geeta and Harbhajan being together as a couple had been going around for many years, but the two remained tight-lipped about it for a long time. And their relationship was back in the spotlight in 2015, directly with the news of their wedding. On October 29, 2015, Indian cricket team’s “Turbanator” Harbhajan and model-turned-actress Geeta Basra tied the knot in a complete big fat Indian wedding.

Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

The royalty of Indian cricket, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi lost his heart to one of the top Bollywood divas of the day, Sharmila Tagore. And on December 27, 1969, the "Kashmir Ki Kali" star and Nawab of Pataudi got married.

Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards

Actress Neena Gupta had a short lived love story with West Indies' cricketer Vivian Richards. The link-up between the two created controversial headlines in the media, especially when Neena gave birth to their daughter Masaba. Neena and Vivian never got married but they are still spotted together, especially when it comes to their daughter.

Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohammad Azharuddin

Indian cricket team captain, Mohammad Azharuddin was already married when he fell in love with actress Sangeeta Bijlani. They met in early 1990s for a shoot and fall for each other every now and then. Eventually Azhar divorced his first wife to get married to Sangeeta. The two got married in 1996. However, in 2010 the two parted ways.

Farheen and Manoj Prabhakar

Farheen who made her debut opposite Ronit Roy in "Jaan Tere Naam" in 1992, and even played the role of Akshay Kumar’s sister in "Sainik" fall for Manoj Prabhakar. However, he was already married but the love story blossomed day by day. Soon Manoj divorced his first wife, and married Farheen. Manoj and Faheen are blessed with two children.