To be a successful sportsperson, one needs talent, sponsors and even the fans play an important role. Another key factor is support from family, this can mean parents, siblings and even significant others. For example, in cricket, the wives and girlfriends (WAGs) often come to matches to cheer their man on.
With team India set to take on Australia, their respective WAGs will surely be out in full force. Even when they are not there in person, they will be there in spirit. So, here are the top 10 cricket couples from the Indian team and the Australian team.
10. Smith and Willis
In 2011, Smith started dating commerce and law student Dani Willis. Six years later, they announced their engagement while on holiday in New York. Finally, the couple married in 2018.
9. Rahane and Radhika
Rahane and Dhopavkar knew each other from childhood as both resided in the same neighbourhood. The two were married in 2014 with a grand Maharashtrian wedding in Mumbai.
8. Starc and Healy
In 2015, Starc became engaged to fellow Australian cricketer Alyssa Healy and married a year later. Starc and Healy are one of the few all-cricket couples and are still actively playing.
7. Rohit and Ritika
The vice-captain of the Indian cricket team married his childhood friend of nearly six years back in 2015. Sajdeh is an event manager by profession and even managed Rohit himself. Sharma has often said that she is his closest friend and has always supported him.
6. Siddle and Weatherlake
Siddle married Anna Weatherlake after becoming engaged in 2015. Prior to that, the were dating for about four years. They currently do not have any children together.
5. Dhawan and Ayesha
The man with the trademark moustache got engaged to Mukherjee back in 2009. However, they officially tied the knot in 2012. Prior to meeting Dhawan, Ayesha already had two daughters from her previous marriage. Fortunately, Shikhar shares a fairly good relationship with them.
4. Warner and Candice
The two lovebirds got hitched back in 2015 and have two daughters together. Candice is a retired ironwoman and it was revealed in December 2018 that she was pregnant with a third child, despite a miscarriage earlier.
3. Dhoni and Sakshi
The couple got married back in 2010 and Sakshi was often seen in the stands cheering for MS. In 2015, they had a daughter together by the name of Ziva. At the time of their marriage, Sakshi was studying hotel management and working as a trainee.
2. Marsh and O’Donovan
Australian cricket player Shaun Marsh married to Channel 7 journalist Rebecca O’Donovan in 2015. The two have a son together and they often travel to the venue whenever Shaun is playing.
1. Virat and Anushka
The pairing of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, popularly known as ‘Virushka’, are one of the most high-profile couples in cricket. They tied the knot in 2017 after dating for four years. For the uninitiated, Kohli is the captain of the Indian cricket team and Anushka is a popular Bollywood actor.