- Nasima Akter
5 Recent Cricket Player Weddings
Many cricket players made headlines with their love lives, and this year, a list of players have recently married. Some of these players are rather big names in the cricket community, while some of the players’ partners also have big names in different industries. These are some of the players that have recently married in 2023:
KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty
KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty are two prominent figures that recently married in January. The couple married in an intimate ceremony at Suniel Shetty’s Khandala farmhouse. Sources say the couple plans to hold a reception in March or April.
The couple has been together for about three years and is often seen sharing romantic posts on social media. They have also made headlines with their respective careers.
KL Rahul is an Indian cricket star who holds several records. In his 20th international innings, Rahul became the fastest batsman to have scored centuries in all three formats. He is also the first player in T20I history to score a century while batting at the number 4 position or lower.
Athiya Shetty is an Indian actress who has played the leading lady in the Hindi films Hero, Mubarakan, and Motichoor Chaknachoor. During her career, she has won many awards, including four Best Female Debut awards.
Shan Masood and Nische Khan
Another couple that married in January was Shan Masood and Nische Khan. The ceremony was an intimate affair in Peshawar. Reports say Masood will host a Valima reception for his friends and family in Karachi on January 27.
Photos of the wedding showed Masood wearing a crisp white kurta and trousers while the bride rocked an elegant sky blue lehnga, embellished with silver embroidery.
Shan Masood is a Pakistani international cricketer who plays as a left-handed batter and an occasional right-arm medium-fast bowler. Currently, he is appointed captain of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club for the 2023 County season.
In one interview, the player revealed that he met Nische in Lahore, which he described as an “exciting time of his life”. Masood has also often talked about Nische and called her “good luck” for him.
Axar Patel and Meha
India's all-rounder Axar Patel, a.k.a. Akshar Patel tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Meha Patel in Vadodara, Gujarat, on January 26. The cricketer skipped the ODI series against New Zealand for this occasion.
After dating for several years, the couple eventually disclosed their engagement in January 2022.
Axar Patel is one of many formidable players on Team India. During his career, he became the ninth bowler for India to take a five-wicket haul on debut in Test cricket. He is best known for his consistent wicket-taking ability in Test cricket. Meanwhile, Meha Patel is a dietician and nutritionist.
The wedding was not shared by the player on social media. But fans and attendants posted plenty of videos and photos.
Hardik Pandya and Nataša Stanković
In addition to cricketers marrying their partners this year, there is one pair that decided to remarry this year. That couple is Hardik Pandya and Nataša Stanković. After two years of marriage, the pair decided on a grand wedding on Valentine’s Day.
It was in January 2020 that Hardik Pandya and Nataša Stanković Pandya got engaged in Dubai, followed by a court wedding in May of the same year. Their first child, Agastya, was born in July 2020.
When talking about Nataša in one interview, Hardik said, “I got her by talking. She saw someone in a hat at a place where I met her, wearing a hat, a chain, and a watch, at 1 am. So she thought he is ‘alag prakaar ka aadmi aaya’ (different kind of person came).”
Shardul Thakur and Mitali Thakur
The Indian cricket player and his entrepreneur partner are the latest couples to get married. The couple tied the knot in a grand ceremony on Sunday, February 26. Pre-wedding customs, including Sangeet, Haldi, and a pool party were also observed as part of the traditional festivities.
Shardul Thakur and Mitali Thakur were private about their relationship before the wedding, but it is believed that they met through mutual friends. The pair got engaged in November 2021.
Thakur is a well-known Indian fast bowler who made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 2017. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace. During his career, Thakur became known for his fiery bowling and impressive performances.
Mitali is an entrepreneur who founded and owns “All The JAZZ- Luxury Bakes” which is located in Thane and Mumbai. She had decided to pursue her passion for baking after leaving her corporate job in 2010. The bakery has been open for over two years now and features a range of baked goods.
These are just a few of the cricketers that have recently married this year. So far, there are no reports on upcoming weddings for other players.