International cricketers enjoy a huge fanbase along with fame and money. They are no less than any actor when it comes to popularity. Even the big stars and celebrities share close bonds with cricketers.
Throughout the year, star cricketers made headlines for various reasons, sometimes for good and sometimes for bad reasons. Like when they score a hundred, claim a hat trick, create massive records, and sometimes engage in high-voltage worldly fights with their counterparts, they are given non-stop media coverage.
Another reason they catch media attention is due to they dating someone and having love affairs. Some even make it by getting married while some end their relationships halfway due to personal issues.
Do you know that many International cricketers entered the world of parenthood even before getting married? Check out the list below:
1- Pat Cummins
Let’s start with Australian Test Cricket Captain Pat Cummins, who recently got married to his long-time girlfriend and fiancee Becky Boston. The couple got engaged in 2020 and became proud parents of a son Albon Boston Cummins on October 8, 2022. The couple got married 10 months after becoming parents, on August 1, 2022.
2- Vivian Richards
Another Name on the list is West Indies’s legendary player Sir Vivian Richards who despite being already married and having a family, had an extramarital affair with Bollywood actress Neena Gupta in the late 1980s.
Their relationship became a hot topic for the media during that time. The couple took the world by shock when Neena gave birth to Viv’s daughter Masaba Gupta in 1989. Since Viv was already married, Gupta decided to raise her daughter herself as a single mother.
The couple ended their relationship soon and never got married to each other. Their daughter Masaba is a big name in the industry. She is a popular fashion designer and has a fashion label called House of Masaba.
3- Joe Root
Joe Root who is one of the prominent cricketers as well as former captain of ODI and Test Teams of English Cricket, also comes on the list. Root has been in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend Carrie Cotterell, before getting married to her in 2018. He got engaged to her in 2016 and their first son Alfred William was born in January 2017, 23- months before the couple got hitched. Their second child Isabella was born on July 8, 2o20.
4- David Warner
The name of Australian International cricketer and former captain David Warner also comes into the list of cricketers who attained parenthood even before getting married. Warner is quite active on social media and if you follow him there, you are surely aware that he is fond of making reels on every popular song or trend along with his 3 adorable daughters and beautiful wife Candice Anne Warner.
The 33-year-old actor and his wife were not married at the time of the birth of their first daughter Evie, who was born in September 2014 whereas the couple got married in April 2015. The rest of the two daughters were born post their marriage.
5- Hardik Pandya
Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya stunned the cricket fraternity with a sudden announcement of engagement with his girlfriend Natasa Stankovic, who is a Serbian model and dancer, on January 1, 2020, and a few months later on May 31, 2020, the cricketer announced that he and Natasa got married.
2-months after he announced his marriage, the couple shared the news of the birth of their son Agastya Pandya. However, there was no news before this announcement about their wedding. So people still believe that the baby arrived even before the couple got married.
We often see cricketers hanging out with their children. From Captain Cool M.S. Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, and other cricketers, we see how cute a bond they shared with their children. The pictures of these cricketers pampering their children often make rounds on social media and fans can’t get enough of these pictures.
Becoming a parent is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world and this is the reason whether it is a common man, star, or cricketer who shares an unbreakable bond with their children.