5 Well Known Cricketers Who Married Their Friends Wife and Relatives

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Cricketers are generally known and loved not just for their performances but even for their great style statement that they make on the fields. Needless to say that there are no less than any trendsetter for all their fans. So are you like all others a fan of cricket and cricketers. And do you wish to know about their personal life. Check out here are some of our well known and famous cricketers who married their relatives or their friends wife.

Virender Sehwag and Aarti Ahlawat

Virender Sehwag

The former swashbuckling opener of the Indian Cricket Team, Virender Sehwag has been officially married to Aarti Ahlawat for the last 12 years.  They have two adorable sons.  But the fact here is that Aarti is a relative of Sehwag, and he use to have rounds of Aarti’s residence often and finally proposed her after 14 years of long friendship. They had an affair for almost 3 years and got married in the month of April 2004.

Shahid Afridi and Nadia Afridi

Shahid Afridi



This Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi got married to his maternal cousin Nadia. His was a arrange marriage and not love. The two got married after his father had arranged his wedding.

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Upul Tharanga and Nilanka Tharanga 

He is a left handed opening batsman and an occasional wicket keeper of the Srilankan Team. He tied a knot with Nilanka who was first married to the cricketer Tilakratne Dilshan. It was then rumoured that the closeness between the two Upul Tharanga and Nilanka Tharanga created distances between her and Dilshan which later to their divorce.

Saeed Anwar and Lubna

This former Pakistani cricketer Saeed Anwar got married to his cousin Lubna, who is a doctor by profession in the year 1996. The couple had a daughter Bismah, who then died of a prolonged illness in the year 2001.

Murli Vijay and Nikita

Murli Vijay

An Indian international cricketer Murli Vijay tied the knot with a lady called Nikita, who was first married to Mumbai Indians’s well known wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. In the year 2012 when Dinesh came to know about his wife’s affair with Murali Vijay he then got immediately divorced with Nikita.

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