Meet Virat Kholi’s Bollywood star wife Anushka Sharma and the Wags of India ahead of Test series


INDIA’S cricketers have launched a Sharm offensive as hey prepare for the Test series with England.

The world’s No 1 team believe their WAGS are also top of the table – for glamour – starting with skipper Virat Kohli‘s Bollywood star wife Anushka Sharma.

 Anushka Sharma is living the fairytale for many Indians - as a famous Bollywood actress and married to the nation's cricket captain Virat Kohli

Instagram / @anushkasharma

Anushka Sharma is living the fairytale for many Indians – as a famous Bollywood actress and married to the nation’s cricket captain Virat Kohli

The couple have been enchanting fans of the most cricket-hungry country in the world by tweeting photos of themselves from the tour.

Accompanying one such snap, as Anushka rests on his arm in a street, Kohli posted: “Just being able to walk around feels like the most joyous thing in the world.”

At the same time, BollywoodShaadis.com put together a squad of “15 Stunning Wives And Girlfriends Of Star India Cricketers Who Would Make You Weak At The Knees“.

The descriptions are thankfully free of maidens being bowled over but the WAGS themselves are full of bling, colour and diverse careers.

 Virat Kohli charmed India when he tweeted this picture with wife Anushka, saying walking with her was the 'most joyous thing in the world'

Twitter @imVkohli

Virat Kohli charmed India when he tweeted this picture with wife Anushka, saying walking with her was the ‘most joyous thing in the world’
 Hazel Keech is one of the most famous WAGS - as she is better known in her own right as a model and actress, rather than as the wife of superstar Yuvraj Singh

Twitter @hazelkeech

Hazel Keech is one of the most famous WAGS – as she is better known in her own right as a model and actress, rather than as the wife of superstar Yuvraj Singh
 Prithi Ashwin wed all-rounder and childhood sweetheart Ravichandran Ashwin

Instagram @prithinarayanan

Prithi Ashwin wed all-rounder and childhood sweetheart Ravichandran Ashwin

But pride of place in India surely goes to actress Anushka.

Their romance, and wedding last December, was like a Royal relationship in this country.

Anushka, 30,  is one of the highest-paid movie stars in India, as well as a film producer, fashion designer and model.

Her three main movies are amongst the biggest money-makers ever in Bollywood – sports drama Sultan, religious satire PK and biopic Sanju.

 Software engineer Priyanka Chaudhary is the wife of middle-order batsman Suresh Raina and a renowned charity worker

Instagram @priyankacraina

Software engineer Priyanka Chaudhary is the wife of middle-order batsman Suresh Raina and a renowned charity worker
 Bollywood actress Geeta Basra is married to spin legend Harbhajan Singh for three years

Instagram @geetabasra

Bollywood actress Geeta Basra is married to spin legend Harbhajan Singh for three years
 Anushka Sharma has made some of the most lucrative movies in Bollywood history

Instagram / @anushkasharma

Anushka Sharma has made some of the most lucrative movies in Bollywood history

And the backgrounds of other current WAGS could make intriguing Bollywood stories.

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan’s wife Ayesha Mukherjee is an amateur boxer, who was brought up in Australia but is half-British, half-Bengali.

Meanwhile, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik married India’s top female squash player Dipika Pallikal in 2015.

Her mum played for India at cricket and in her own sport Dipika was the first Indian woman to break into the world’s top ten.

 Squash star Dipika Pallika married India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik

Instagram @dipikapallikal

Squash star Dipika Pallika married India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik
England cricket captain Joe Root speaks ahead of first Test between England and India
 Model Hazel Keech, who appeared in the movie Bodyguard, wed Yuvraj Singh  

Instagram @hazelkeechofficial

Model Hazel Keech, who appeared in the movie Bodyguard, wed Yuvraj Singh  

And Priyanka Chaudhary, the wife of T20 specialist Suresh Raina, is a software engineer who used to be a banker and a social worker.

Most of the WAGS, on the BollywoodShaadis list, are not connected to the current Indian Test team.

Among the best-known are two Bollywood actresses.

Geeta Basra is married to all-time great spin bowler Harbhajan Singh, while Essex-born model Hazel Keech tied the knot with Yuvraj Singh in 2016.

 Geeta Basra is a model who became an actress and had a lavish wedding to spin legend Harbhajan Singh in 2015

Instagram @geetabasra

Geeta Basra is a model who became an actress and had a lavish wedding to spin legend Harbhajan Singh in 2015
 Hazel Keech is a model who has regularly appeared on Indian TV and movies

Instagram @hazelkeechofficial

Hazel Keech is a model who has regularly appeared on Indian TV and movies



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