Apart from playing some hard-fought cricket at the lush green outfields of a cricket venue, over the years there has been some peppy breed of cricketers who have also found their life partners at a similar scenery. While representing their nation, often these cricketers get time to get hinged to their dearest ones perhaps kick-starting their journey in the realm of love and enchantment.
Another such story-line is now about to complete its course as Team India’s pacer spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is now all set to tie the wedding knot with the well-known TV presenter Sanjana Ganesan. The wedding which is happening in Goa is in all the readiness to have the couple get hitched on March 14th. However, with Bumrah not being the only recent cricketer to tie knot to a TV presenter, let’s take a look at-
5 Cricketers who married sports anchors
1. Morne Morkel – Roz Kelly
The tall South African paceman who did retire from international cricket back in 2018 is happily married to Roz Kelly who is a television reporter at Australia’s Channel 9. The couple had got married back in December 2014 and have two children.
By being a journalist, Kelly had done her schooling in Australia and early in her career had got associated with Australian cricket. After her marriage, the couple had moved to South Africa where Kelly started covering cricket as a freelancer. However, as of now, Kelly is again back covering cricket with Australia’s Channel Nine and it’s been two years since the lovebirds have started their new life in Australia.
As far as their beginning is concerned then it is believed that the couple had met during South Africa’s tour of Australia in 2012 and during the 2014 edition of IPL, Morne Morkel had proposed Roz in the UAE.
2. Martin Guptill – Laura McGoldrick
Prior to becoming New Zealand’s hero during the 2015 World Cup, Martin Guptill had got himself hitched with Laura McGoldrick, whose a TV- presenter at Sky Sports New Zealand. As per the reports, it believed that the couple saw each other first when Laura had gone to take Guptill’s interview. The couple six months before the mega event had got married in September 2014.
In her professional career, Laura is not only a journalist or a TV-reporter but actually a multi-talented woman. Prior to being a sports reporter, she has also been a radio host, news reporter and actress. Since her early life, it is believed that Laura had got herself associated with cricket mainly because of her two brothers often playing cricket in their backyard.
As mentioned before, Laura had met Martin Guptill when she was 19 and was interviewing his husband on the show called ‘ The cricket show’. The show is also believed to be a breakthrough event in Laura’s career as a sports presenter. The couple in 2017 was also blessed with a baby girl named ‘Harley’.
3. Stuart Binny – Mayanti Langer
The Indian all-rounder who was very much part of the Indian contingent during the times of the 2015 World Cup had married Mayanti Langer who is one of the top sports anchors in the country. Since Stuart was in and around the Indian side during the years of 2014 and 2015 at the same time even Mayanti Langer achieved her breakthrough with Star Sports with 2015 World Cup.
In her eventful career as a sports reporter, Mayanti first started anchoring the football shows and then hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup on ESPN. Other than football, she was also seen hosting the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth games. Before joining Star, Mayanti has also worked with other big broadcasting firms and mainly hosted some away tours of India at Ten Sports.
The couple had tied their knot back in September 2012 and were recently blessed with a baby boy back in September 2020.
4. Ben Cutting – Erin Holland
The Australian all-rounder who has been a well-renowned entity in the global T20 circuit finally got to marry his fiancé Erin Holland who is a TV host. The couple had got engaged in September 2019 and had to cancel their wedding twice because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, finally on February 13th this year, the couple got hitched together in Byron Bay, New South Wales.
Erin Holland is not just a cricket presenter but a lot more in itself. In the year 2013, not only she was crowned Miss World Australia but also was awarded the Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty, Oceania. Apart from her modelling, she is also known for her dancing and singing skills. Besides all this, she has also actively got associated herself with charity events in Australia.
The couple’s wedding was a two-day celebration where Ben was seen dressed in an Alex Goodman Custom. Erin on the other hand was seen wearing three different J’Aton couture creations. The couple had wholeheartedly shared their wedding images on social media.
5. Shane Watson – Lee Furlong
While the Australian legend had recently announced his retirement from professional cricket, but when it comes to his personal life, the cricketer has been happily married for a decade. As per the rumoured reports, it was speculated that the couple had first met Lee in 2004 but it was until 2006 that the duo started their relationship journey.
Lee, on the other hand, has been a very well known TV presenter in Australia and had started her career by mainly doing sports anchoring. As per the couple’s wedding date is concerned then the duo had got hitched on the 3rd of June in 2010. The couple as of now is blessed with two children.
The couple ever since their wedding have been actively involved in charity events. At the McGrath Foundation, Lee has also served as an ambassador along with Shane being equally active.
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