Have you ever heard of a very famous section in magazines which talk about WAG? On the expansion of the abbreviation, we will find that this term is called Wives and Girlfriends. While cricketers toil their way out in scorching heat and beating rain, their wives or girlfriends are also equally busy in building themselves a reputation that is independent of any kind from that of her husband.
When it all begins, they are just normal girls who are probably hidden in the wraps, trying to find a way for their breakthroughs. However, as soon as they come following their favorite cricketers in the stadium, repeatedly, the limelight is straight on them. As time flies by, they find their way to hog the limelight for all the right reasons.
This article is a burning testimony to the age-old adage which says that “behind every successful man, there is always a woman”. We will look at wives of 12 cricketers and what exactly they do for themselves.
1. Sakshi Singh Dhoni
Before being hitched to the Indian captain, Sakshi was completing her hotel management studies. She was also a trainee at Taj Bengal in Kolkata.
2. Ritika Sajdeh
Wife of Indian hitman, Rohit Sharma, is a sports manager. She manages several other sportspersons that include his husband himself. Ritika is a working woman and deals with various sporting events and matches.
3. Hazel Keech
Alongside India’s hard-hitting Yuvraj Singh, his wife Hazel Keech is equally dashing. She is a Bollywood actress and has been an imperative part of the famous item number called “Aa Ante Amlapuram”. The lovely couple tied the knot on November 30, 2016.
4. Geeta Basra
Wife of Turbanator, Harbhajan Singh, Geeta Basra is a phenomenal name in the Bollywood canon. Her debut in Bollywood came next to Emraan Hashmi in Dil Diya Hai. Her significant movies include “The Train”, “Zilla Ghaziabad”, “Second Hand Husband” and several others. The couple tied the auspicious knot in 2015 and has a daughter, Hinaya Heer.
5. Priyanka Choudhary
She was deployed as an IT professional with a bank in The Netherlands before marriage. She married her childhood love in 2015, Suresh Raina. The duo was blessed with a baby girl on May 14th, 2016.
6. Vijeta Pendharkar
A medical surgeon by profession and the actual wall behind the Great Wall of Indian batting, Rahul Dravid, Vijeta has been with Dravid for an eternity now.
7. Dipika Pallikal
Like the star, Dinesh Kartik in cricket, Dipika Pallikal is an Indian squash player. She is also the first Indian to break into the top 10 in PSA Women’s ranking. She also became the first female squash player to notch up the Arjuna Award.
8. Anjali Tendulkar
The name itself suggests that she is hitched to our very own Little Master, Sachin Tendulkar. A pediatrician by profession, she sacrificed her promising career to look after her family and kids. Tragic, ain’t it?
9. Hasin Jahan
Mohammad Shami’s wife, Hashin Jahan is a former Indian model. She started her modeling career at a very young age with a dream of stepping into Bollywood. Her modeling career took flight for quite some time before she got hitched.
10. Ayesha Mukherjee Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan’s wife is a trained professional kick-boxer and has been in the circuit for quite some time.
11. Dona Ganguly
Dona Ganguly is one of the best Odissi dancers from Bengal and she also runs a dance institute called Diksha Manjari. This was inaugurated by the famous singer, Lata Mangeshkar. She is married to former Indian captain, Saurav Ganguly.
12. Mayanti Langer
Formerly one of the best sports anchor in the nation, Mayanti Langer is married to Stuart Binny. She is one of the most successful Indian journalists who is currently plying her trade for STAR. She was the Indian host for FIFA World Cup 2010. She has also hosted the 2015 Cricket World Cup for Star Sports. Her notable stints include Football café on Zee Sports, 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2014 Indian Super League, and the list is endless.