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Mohammad Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani

Rumours of a much-married Azhar dating Sangeeta were finally put to rest when the actress was seen at the Eden Gardens, watching the India-Sri Lanka semi-final in 1996. The same year, Azhar divorced his wife, Naureen, and married Sangeeta.

Cricket's Bollywood connection: Affairs of the heart

As rumours swirl over the alleged link up between India’s head coach Ravi Shastri and actor Nimrat Kaur, we take a look at some famous romantic associations between cricketers and Bollywood stars.