Top 10 Foreign cricketers with India connections

India is one of the most favorite destinations for cricket players. Some have found their life-partners in India while some have some sweet memories linked up to the nation.

Here are the top 10 cricketers with India connection:


10.) Sir Gary Sobers link-up with actress Anju Mahendru

Sir Gary Sobers link-up with actress Anju Mahendru

West Indian legend Sir Gary Sobers was linked up with Indian actress Anju Mahendru during West Indies tour to India in 1966-67.


9.) Sir Viv Richards and Neena Gupta

Sir Viv Richards and Neena Gupta

Viv Richards fell in love with actress Neena Gupta and the two had a child, now one of the leading fashion designers in the country. Though Richards and Neena were not married, the two continue to be doting parents to their child Masaba.

8.) Zaheer Abbas and Rita Luthra

Zaheer Abbas and Rita Luthra


Pakistan’s batting legend Zaheer Abbas met Rita Luthra in England. When the duo met Rita was an interior designing student in the United Kingdom. The couple married in 1988.

7.) Muttiah Muralitharan’s Tamil connection

Muttiah Muralitharan's Tamil connection

Muttiah Muralitharan, the leading wicket-taker in Test match history got clean bowled to Chennai girl, Madhimalar Ramamurthy. The couple got married in 2005 and have a son born in 2006.


6.) Brett Lee’s debut in movie

Brett Lee's debut in movie

The former Australian speedster Brett Lee started off a new inning in movies after his retirement. Lee is the cast in an Indo-Australian film ‘Unindian’ opposite Tannishtha Chatterjee. Earlier he had recorded a song album with Indian singer Asha Bhosle.

5.) Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza

Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza

Pakistan’s right-handed batsman Shoaib Malik married to Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza in 2010.

4.) Dwayne Bravo acted in Tamil film

Dwayne Bravo acted in Tamil film


The West Indies all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo, who earlier played for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, acted in a Tamil movie ‘Ula’. Bravo also considers Chennai as his “home away from home”.

3.) AB de Villiers’ proposal at the Taj Mahal

AB de Villiers proposal at the Taj Mahal

Popular among fans as Mr 360 degree, AB de Villiers proposed his love Danielle Swart at Taj Mahal and the lady accepted the proposal. The duo got married in March 2013.

2.) Shaun Tait married Indian model Mashoom Singha

Shaun Tait married Indian model Mashoom Singha

Shaun Tait is married to a former Miss Earth India Mashoom Singha. The two fell in love during the Indian Premier League 2010 when Tait was playing for Rajasthan Royals.

1.) Jonty Rhodes named his daughter India

Jonty Rhodes named his daughter India

Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes became a proud father in 2015. Rhodes, who was a part of the coaching staff for the Mumbai Indians has named his daughter as India Jeanne Rhodes.

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