From Shekhar to Shami, Indian cricketers who had CONTROVERSIAL divorce

Shikhar Dhawan

    Dhawan and Aesha got hitched in 2012. While it was Ayeshas second marriage and she already had two kids, it was first for Dhawan. But things got worse in 2023 when she refused to live in India and stayed in Australia with her son, not allowing Dhawan to meet him. In 2023, Delhi Court granted divorce to Dhawan on grounds of mental cruelty inflicted upon him by his wife.

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Dinesh Kartik

    Dinesh, who recently announced his retirement from IPL, had married his childhood friend Nikita Vanjara in 2012. Later it came to limelight that Nikita was in relationship with Murali Vijay, teammate of Dinesh. This led to their divorce in 2015. Second marriage of Dinesh was to squash player Dipika Pallikal in 2021.

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Mohammad Shami

    Hasin Jahan, the Indian fast-bowler Mohammad Shamis estranged wife, filed a complaint accusing him of adultery and domestic abuse in 2018. The cricket player, however, has consistently refuted the accusations, claiming they are untrue and part of a plot to damage his reputation. The former couple has been divorced since 2018.

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Ravi Shastri

    Ravi Shastri dated actress Amrita Singh in the 1980s and the two of them were engaged. But the couple decided to part ways and go on with their lives. Later on, Ravi Shastri wed Ritu Singh, a professional doctor with training in classical dance. However, Ravi Shastri and Ritu Singh divorced in 2012 after 22 years of marriage.

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Mohammad Azharuddin

    Mohammad Azharuddins kids, Asaduddin and Ayazuddin, are from his previous marriage to Naureen. But in order to wed Bollywood actress Sangeeta Bijlani in 1996, he divorced Naureen, and the two of them also separated after 14 years of marriage.

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Vinod Kambli

    Vinod Kambli, a former Indian batsman, was previously wed to Noella Lewis, a childhood friend. But in 2005, the couple called it quits, with Vinod Kamble eventually marrying former model Andrea Hewitt—a role for which he even underwent a Christian conversion. He has a daughter and two sons.

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