New Delhi: There are many such cricketers in world cricket, who have achieved the pleasure of becoming a father before marriage by falling in love. These cricketers have become fathers after being in a relationship with their girlfriends before marriage. An Indian is also included in this unique list of cricketers. Let’s take a look at such cricketers who have become fathers before marriage.
1. Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya is such an Indian cricketer who has become a father before marriage. Hardik Pandya got engaged to Bollywood actress Natasha Stankovic on 1 January 2020 in Dubai. On 30 July 2020, Hardik Pandya revealed that his girlfriend is pregnant and he is about to become a father. Hardik Pandya named his child ‘Agastya’.
2. Joe Root
England captain Joe Root is also included in this list. Let us tell you that Joe Root has also been a cricketer who became a father without getting married. Joe Root was dating his girlfriend Carrie Cortel since 2014. The two got engaged in March 2016, before the World Cup T20, Joe Root became a father without marriage. Joe Root’s son Alfred was born on 7 January 2017. After this the couple got married.
3. David Warner
Australia’s star opener David Warner has become a father without getting married. In 2014, David Warner’s girlfriend Candice gave birth to her first daughter. In the year 2015, David Warner married Candice. Warner has three daughters Ivy, Indy and Isla.
4. Imran Khan
Imran Khan, who was the Prime Minister and cricketer of Pakistan at this time, had also become a father without getting married. Imran was related to Sita White. Sita and Imran’s relationship started in 1987-88 and both came close in 1991. In 1992, a child was born to them, which was Imran’s child, but Imran initially denied this, later on DNA tests. It came to light that this child belonged to Imran Khan.
5. Vivian Richards
Richards, who came to India in 1980, met India’s famous actress Neena Gupta. The affair of both lasted for a long time and both were also in live in. In 1989, Neena gave birth to a daughter, whose name is Masaba. Vivian Richards was married to Mary and has two children.
6. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle, the world’s most explosive batsman, is also included in this list, who has become a father without getting married. In 2017, when the IPL was going on, his girlfriend Natasha Barridge gave birth to a daughter. Although many other controversies are associated with the name of Chris Gayle, but this feat has also been shown by Chris Gayle.