Living a cricketer’s life is not easy. One of the cons of being a cricketer or any sportsperson is that you have to be mostly away from home due to professional commitment. Players are majorly on tours and sacrifice plenty of family time. Although, a good life partner who supports and understands a player’s situation is every cricketer’s wish. We have often seen cricketers’ wives accompanying their husbands on tours. Also, the spouses ensure their full support and cheer for their husbands from the stands. The article will focus on cricket stars’ top seven most glamorous wives.
7. Umme Ahmed Shishir
Umme Ahmed Shishir is the wife of Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hassan. The 33-year-old is a software engineer by profession. She is also a professional Bangladeshi model and appeared in TV commercials with her husband. When she turned 10, her family went to the USA, and Umme spent her educative years in America. On 12th December 2012, she tied the knot with Shakib. The couple has two daughters and a son, Alayna Hasan Aubrey, Errum Hasan, and Eyzah Al Hasan.
6. Sanjana Ganesan
Sanjana Ganesan is the wife of India’s bowling spearhead Jasprit Bumrah. The 31-year-old is a TV presenter by profession. She works as a sports anchor for Sony network and covers cricket matches. She earned the spotlight after covering the 2019 cricket World Cup. Before covering sports, Sanjana tried her hands at modelling. She even made an appearance on the MTV show Splitsvilla. Bumrah and Sanjana met during a sports award show, where the latter hosted the carpet ceremony. The duo got married on 15th March 2021.
5. Alyssa Healy
Alyssa Healy is the wife of cricketer Mitchell Starc. The 32-year-old is a professional cricketer representing Australia. She got married to Starc on April 2016. Interestingly, the couple has been friends since they were 9, as Mitchell Starc also started his career as a keeper. Healy won the 2020 T20 World Cup with Australia, with her husband Starc cheering for her from the stands.
4. Sania Mirza
Famous Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza tied the knot with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2006 at 23. Sania was born in Hyderabad and played a fundamental role in uplifting women’s sports in India. She has won six grand slams in her doubles career. Mirza, earlier this year, announced that she would retire from the sport after the end of the 2022 season. The duo welcomed a baby boy named Izhaan Mirza Malik on October 2018.
3. Candice Warner
Candice is one of the most heard-off spouses in cricket. The 37-year-old is a retired Australian professional ironwoman and surf lifesaver. Candice married Australian opener, David Warner. She married Warner in 2015 and has three kids together. She has had controversial relations in the past before meeting Warner. Since her marriage with Warner, she has supported her husband to the fullest, be it recently raising her voice for lifting the lifetime captaincy ban placed on Warner.
2. Imari Visser
Imari Visser is married to former Proteas skipper Faf Du Plessis. The duo married in 2013 and have two daughters, Amelie and Zoey. Imari worked as a marketing manager by profession and did a photography course in South Africa. Imari often accompanies her husband on foreign tours, including IPL or other domestic leagues.
1. Anushka Sharma
Out of all the glamorous wives, Virat Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma, holds the top spot. The 34-year-old famous Hindi actress tied the knot with the former Indian skipper on 11th December 2017 in Italy. They are one of the most followed couples on the internet, and her relationship with Kohli has garnered substantial media coverage. The duo welcomed their daughter Vamika on 11th January 2021. Anushka is often seen in the stands supporting her spouse.