Love has the power to be greater than anything. Therefore, several Indian cricketers have long been setting trends in cross-caste marriages. From Yuraj Singh to Zaheer Khan, here are some cricket idols who have married outside their religions.


Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech

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Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh married British-Mauritian actress and model Hazel Keech in 2015. While Yuvi is a Sikh, Hazel is a Christian. After the wedding, Hazel changed her name to Gurbasant Kaur.

Dinesh Karthik and Deepika Pallikal

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After KKR vice-captain’s first failed marriage, he met Indian squash player Deepika Pallikal. Dinesh Karthik is a Hindu, while Deepika is a Christian. And they were married in 2015 according to custom.

Ajit Agarkar and Fatima Ghadially

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Former India player Ajit Agarkar married his now wife Fatima in 2007. Ajit is a Hindu and Fatima is a Shiite Muslim.

Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge

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In 2017, former Indian fast-player Zaheer Khan, who is Muslim, took everyone by surprise when he announced his engagement and marriage to Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge, who is Hindu.


Mohammad Kaif and Pooja Yadav

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Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif lost his heart to journalist Pooja Yadav, who lived in Noida and is a Hindu. The couple got married in the year 2011.