Cricket is akin to a religion in India, and even though the Men in Blue haven’t clinched a major trophy since 2013, the nation’s fascination with them endures. For those curious about their personal lives as well, here’s a list of Indian cricketers whose wives are younger than them.
5. Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee – Divorced (Age gap: 10 years)
Shikhar Dhawan, the 2013 Champions Trophy winner, was once married to Ayesha Mukherjee, an Indo-Australian woman. They tied the knot in 2012 when Shikhar was younger than Ayesha by ten years. Unfortunately, after eight years together, they decided to part ways. During their marriage, they had a son named Zoravar.
4. Sachin Tendulkar & Anjali – (Age gap: 6 years)
The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, crossed paths with Anjali at Mumbai airport in 1990 when he was returning home from his first international tour. They dated for five years before getting married on May 24, 1995. Notably, Sachin, born on April 24, 1973, is six years younger than Anjali, who was born in 1967.
3. Jasprit Bumrah & Sanjana – (Age gap: 2 years and 7 months)
Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah is also among the Indian cricketers with older wives. He married Sanjana Ganesan, a television presenter associated with the Indian Premier League (IPL) and badminton tournaments, on March 15, 2021. Sanjana, presently 32 years old, is 2 years and 7 months older than her husband Jasprit Bumrah.
2. Hardik Pandya & Natasha – (Age gap: 2 years)
Hardik Pandya, another celebrated Indian cricketer and former teammate of Bumrah in Mumbai Indians, is younger than his beloved wife, Natasha Stankovic. They had a private wedding on January 1, 2020, during the COVID-19 lockdowns, and later had a grand celebration at Raffles Hotel in Udaipur, Rajasthan, on Valentine’s Day in 2023. Natasha, a model-dancer, is 32 years old, making her two years older than the Men in Blue’s T20 international captain.
1. Virat Kohli & Anushka – (Age gap: 6 months)
Last but not least, we have the power couple, Virat Kohli, and Bollywood actress-producer Anushka Sharma. Their love story began during a CLEAR shampoo commercial, and they tied the knot in 2017. They now have a beautiful daughter named Vamika. Virat, born on November 5, 1988, is younger than Anushka, born on May 1, 1988, by six months.