4 men's cricketers who married women's cricketers
Cricketers have achieved enormous popularity in the modern era owing to the glamorous T20 leagues. Some of the world's top cricketers have a greater fan following than even movie stars.
Apart from their on-field performances, fans are always curious to know what happens in the personal lives of cricketers. There are quite a few cricketers who have tied the knot with Bollywood celebrities, or athletes from other sports, or even professionals from other fields. On the other hand, there have been some men's cricketers who have tied the knot with women players from the same sport.
In this listicle, we look at four such men's cricket players who are married to women's cricketers.
#1 Ruturaj Gaikwad is married to Utkarsha Pawar
Chennai Super Kings star Ruturaj Gaikwad tied the knot with Maharashtra's rising star Utkarsha Pawar on Saturday, June 3. Photos from their wedding have surfaced on the internet.
Gaikwad does not use social media much, but the news of his wedding broke out when he pulled out of India's World Test Championship Final backup players list. The BCCI had picked him as one of the standby players, but due to his wedding, Gaikwad had to stay back in India. Yashasvi Jaiswal replaced him in the squad.
Many fans would have noticed that Utkarsha joined Ruturaj in CSK's IPL 2023 title celebrations in Ahmedabad last Tuesday. She represents Maharashtra in the domestic circuit.
#2 Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy
Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy are one of the most well-known sports couples in the world. Both play international cricket for Australia and have won multiple tournaments on the global stage.
Starc and Healy have also been present at stadiums to cheer for each other during important matches. Earlier this year, when Healy captained the UP Warriorz team in the inaugural Women's Premier League (WPL), Starc was at the venue to cheer for his wife.
The Australian power couple has also frequently stolen the show at awards ceremonies.
#3 Roger Prideaux and Ruth Westbrook
Former England cricketers Ruth Westbrook and Roger Prideaux did not have long careers, but they both represented their nation in Test cricket. Ruth played 11 women's Tests for England, where she scored 476 runs. Her career lasted six years from 1957 to 1963.
Her husband Roger played three Tests for England. He scored 102 runs, including one half-century, in those three games. It is worth noting that Roger aggregated more than 25,000 runs in his first-class career.
#4 Guy de Alwis and Rasanjali Silva
Former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Guy de Alwis was married to Sri Lankan women's team's all-rounder Rasanjali Silva.
De Alwis played 11 Tests and 31 ODIs for the Island nation from 1983 to 1988. He registered two half-centuries in his international career.
Meanwhile, Silva played one Test and 22 ODIs for the Sri Lankan women's cricket team. She bagged 31 wickets across the two formats.
After retirement, Silva also worked as a selector for the Sri Lankan women's team. Her husband Guy de Alwis passed away in 2013 at the age of 52.