New Delhi: B-town is abuzz with fresh rumours about the knotty affair between former Miss Universe turned actress Sushmita Sen and Pakistani cricket star Wasim Akram.

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After having an impressive meet at the sets of reality show ‘Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena’ in 2008, this Bollywood Haseena has been spotted with the Pakistani Khiladi on several occasions, which obviously is enough for the media attention.

The duo reportedly got closer to each other following the death of Wasim’s wife Huma in October 2009. Though the actress had frequently denied news of her relationship with the cricketing legend, Sushmita in 2011 declared her fondness for Wasim.

But this is not for the first occasion when Bollywood met Cricket off the field. There are several other occasions when Bollywood beauties got clean bowled by sports stars in the past. Jagran Post takes a look at some of the very famous Bollywood-Cricket link-ups.

M S Dhoni and Deepika Padukone

Media was abuzz with the link-ups of Deepika and M S Dhoni. The super successful cricket captain reportedly had a huge crush on the dimpled actress post her Bollywood debut. The media got enough fodder for gossip after Dhoni invited Deepika for a T20 match against Australia and Deepika took up the offer as well.

Yuvraj Singh and Deepika Padukone
After Dhoni, Deepika was linked to his fellow team-mate, Yuvraj Singh as the couple was spotted together at several events. But the relationship was short-lived as the dusky actress found love in Ranbir Kapoor. Unfortunately, her relationship with Ranbir too failed to prosper.

Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra

The hot-headed cricketer and the actress reportedly had dated for quite a while though they have never admitted the relationship in public. The couple was apparently very much together and had been spotted cosying up on several occasions.

Kim Sharma and Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj and Kim were spotted cosying up together on more than one occasion. There was even speculation that the two were serious about tying the knot, but Yuvraj's family did not approve of Kim and the romance ended.

Isha Sharvani and Zaheer Khan

Zaheer and Isha were spotted enjoying intimate dinners in various parts of Mumbai for more than a year. Isha always welcomed Zaheer at the airport when he returned from international tours. But the relationship was short-lived and the couple soon split.

Amrita Arora and Usman Afzal

Amrita and Usman, a cricketer based in England, met at a common friend's party and hit it off instantly. Usman became a regular at various functions of the Khan-daan and was spotted by her side at various events. But a year into their relationship, the duo split.

Nagma and Sourav Ganguly

Sourav, who was married to Dona  always denied he was in an extra-marital relationship, but Nagma stated publicly that there was indeed something cooking between them. With media speculation on their relationship taking at toll on Sourav's career, the two soon broke up.

Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Sharmila married Mansoor at the peak of her film career. The ageless beauty even converted to Islam for marrying the Nawab of Pataudi. Naysayers predicted the marriage would not last, but the duo had been happily married for more than 40 years and became proud parents of three -- Saif, Soha and Saba.

Reena Roy and Mohsin Khan

Reena Roy gave up a flourishing career to marry Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan in 1983. When Mohsin failed to make it as an actor and his family refused to accept Reena, the two divorced. Their daughter Jannat lives in Mumbai with Reena.

Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohammad Azharuddin

It is indeed a famous and much-talked relationship. Sangeeta was a successful model when she met Azharuddin. The two had an affair even though Azhar was already married. Azhar then divorced his first wife and married Sangeeta.

Neena Gupta and Vivian Richards

Neena had a rollicking affair with the already married West Indian batsman Sir Vivian Richards. The two even have a daughter, Masaba, but despite their serious relationship, they did not tie the knot.

Amrita Singh and Ravi Shastri

Ravi was a successful cricketer and Amrita an upcoming actress when they met in the late '80s. They even admitted to their relationship publicly. However, for reasons best known to them, they broke up and married other partners.

Zeenat Aman and Imran Khan

Zeenat and Imran were in a serious relationship that onlookers expected to lead to marriage. Much to everyone's surprise, that did not happen. Imran went onto marry English heiress Jemima Goldsmith and Zeenat had a disastrous marriage with Mazhar Khan.

Anju Mahendroo and Garfield Sobers

Anju was just 17 years old when she met Gary Sobers in 1966. She broke off her engagement to Rajesh Khanna so she could accept Gary's proposal. With Gary playing county cricket in England and Anju in India, the long-distance relationship did not last. Gary is now divorced from his Australian wife, while Anju is still single. The two remain friends even today.


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