Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni both are happily married to Anushka Sharma and Sakshi Dhoni respectively. However, before hitching to their respective wives, these Indian cricketers were engaged in some interesting flings with a few celebrities and socialites.
While some of them were just rumours, the others were real but fizzled out before reaching the wedding aisle.
From Sakshi Agarwal To Tamannaah Bhatia-Virat Always Had Soft Corner For South Indian Divas.
The current Indian skipper dated many women before finally proposing to the Bollywood diva.
Virat’s first girlfriend was South Indian actress Sakshi Agarwal. It was during the initial phase of his career that Virat started dating this Tollywood actress. However, it lapsed after a few months.
Next, he started dating Femina Miss India 2007-Sarah Jane Dias.
According to reports, Virat met Sarah at a common party and their affair was at its peak during World Cup 2011. However, the two parted ways in July 2011 when the young batsman left for the tour of the West Indies.
His affair with yet another South Indian actress Sanjjanaa Galrani was also much-discussed in media as the two preferred to enjoy a game of tennis with each other now and then. However, Galrani, later on, stated that they were just friends.
But his affair with South Indian diva Tamannaah Bhatia seemed to be real. The two met while shooting for the Celkon advertisement and dated during 2012. However, they broke up abruptly after Virat Kohli found love in a Brazilian model-turned-actress Izabelle Leite. The two dated for around two years before parting ways in 2013.
This was around the time when the famous Indian cricketer met his wife Anushka Sharma during the shooting of a commercial for Head and Shoulders.
MS Dhoni And His Interesting Love Affairs
Currently, the former Indian skipper is happily enjoying marriage bliss with Sakshi and their daughter Ziva. But during his bachelor days, Dhoni’s name was linked with many women.
While his love for Priyanka Jha-his first girlfriend have been documented in his biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, the rest of his flings have not been included in the movie.
In 2007, the career of Dhoni was going strong and in the same year Deepika Padukone debuted in Bollywood with “Om Shanti Om.” It seems both Deepu and Dhoni had special feelings for each other but never confessed them. Rumors suggest that Dhoni was so impressed by the young actress that he even chopped his long hair on her suggestion.
However, the connection could not grow stronger as Deepika, later on, started dating Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni had to step back.
Dhoni also was rumored to be dating Preeti Simoes, the ex-girlfriend of Kapil Sharma but soon parted ways. The most talked-about affair of the Chennai Super Kings captain was with famous South Indian actress Raai Laxmi. The two met when the actress was roped in as brand ambassador of CSK in 2008.
According to news, his affair with Laxmi even made Sakshi a bit insecure before their marriage.
He was also rumored to be dating actress Asin during the same time however, the “Ghajini” actress denied being in a relationship with MS.