A sportsperson’s life involves a lot of travel, training and is generally in the media spotlight at most times. So it’s no wonder that sportspersons from the same or different fields often form a great friendship which later develops into a relationship.There are many pairs who have decided to get married and are still going strong!
Here is a look at the famous sports couples in India who are equally brilliant in their respective fields.
1.Manjeet Kaur and Gurwinder Singh Chandi-Indian men’s hockey team forward Gurwinder Singh Chandi is married to Manjeet kaur, who is a relay specialist having won both the Asiad gold medals in 2006 and 2010 in the 4x400m relay event.
2.Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal-Indian wicket-keeper-batsman Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik, popularly known as Dinesh Karthik is married to India’s Squash Queen Dipika Pallikal.
3.Ishant Sharma and Pratima Singh-Cricketer Ishant Sharma exchanged the wedding vows with women’s basketball team player Pratima Singh on 10th December 2016. The couple met each other when Ishant was invited as a chief guest for a basketball league.
4.Ronak Pandit and Heena Sidhu –The duo of Heena Sidhu and Ronak Pandit is Indias most famous shooting couple and they got married on February 7, 2013. Both come from a family with a background in the sport and it was no surprise that they took up the game and have been pretty good at it too.
5. Milkha Singh and Nirmal Kaur-Mikha singh,the “Flying Sikh” is married to the Nirmal kaur.
6. Rajpal Singh and Avneet Kaur-The love story of the two high-profile sportspersons began in 2009.Former Indian captain Rajpal singh is married to shooter Avneet kaur.
7.Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap-Shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap tied the knot December 16, 2018. The two managed to keep their relation off the public’s eyes quite well!
8.Pullela Gopichand and PVV Lakshmi
Former Indian badminton player Pullela Gopichand is married to fellow badminton player P.V.V. Lakshmi. Couple that plays together, stays together!
9.Vinesh Phogat and Somveer Rathi-wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Somveer Rathi. The duo got hitched the same day as Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap.
10.Sakshi Malik and Satyawart Kadian-Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik tied the knot with wrestler Satyawart Kadian on April 2, 2017. Satyawart, a professional wrestler clinched silver in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
11.Geeta Phogat and Pawan Kumar-Geeta Phogat, the great wrestler who won Gold for India in Commonwealth Games in 2010, has found her love of life and her partner is as strong as her.On 20th November 2016 she married to Pawan kumar,who is too a wrestler.
12.Babita phogat and Vivek Suhag-Commonwealth Games gold medallist Babita Phogat tied the knot Sunday with wrestler and long-time companion Vivek Suhag at their ancestral village of Balali in Haryana.
13. Sarita Mor and Rahul Mann-Sarita mor married wrestler Rahul Mann on 1st March 2017.
14.Anju Bobby George and Robert Bobby George
Anju Bobby George is married to Robert Bobby Geeorge.Her husband Robert is a former national champion in triple jump and is Anjus coach as well. He bagged the Dronacharya award after Anju bagged medals at the World Championships and he has revealed that he has been a constant support to his wife in more ways than one.
15.Sardar Singh and Ashpal Kaur
The love story of hockey players Sardar Singh and AshpalKaur is one which blossomed over the internet.sardar Singh is India mens hockey team skipper and one of the best players in the world. He usually plays the centre-half position and is a constantfixture in the World Hockey Federation’s World XI over the years.