Shocking :25 Divorces in International Cricket.

Shocking :25 Divorces in International Cricket.

In the world of sport, cricket has the highest divorce rate”.

Cricket is a religion in my home country India. I born and brought up watching,analysing and respecting cricket players . Cricket is called as gentlemen game and most of the players were so vigilant in keeping that standard on the ground. But beyond that, not much is knows about their personal life.And this article is a peeing into the personal lives of our cricket idols.

But later shockingly I came to know that most of the talented cricketers who does wonders in crease , failed in their real life game. Tight foreign cricket schedule around the year ,staying  away from family for long period  made wrecks in most of the players personal life.But  there are many cricketers who balance their personal life and professional life perfectly. But there are many who failed to keep that balance as well .

Here I listing out few shocking divorces in International cricket.

1: Javagal Srinath

Former fast bowler had bitter personal life with his Jyothsna and that ends in divorce. Later he tied knot with Madhavi and retired from international cricket.

  • Cricket Team :India.
  • Bio: Right arm Bowler and
  • Divorced: Jyothsna
  • Current status: Re-Married Madhavi Patravali and Retired from international cricket.

2: Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik

He was married to Nikita in 2007  ,but it didn’t worked out for long and and end in divorce.The reason hast known yet but gossip babes propagated that Murali Vijays illegal affair with his wife done the damage .Even few claimed  that Vijay has tattooed his son’s name(with Nikita) in his back and every time he scores a century he pats his back with the bat.

Any way Dinesh Karthik divorced his childhood heart throb and now engaged with  Indian Squash player sensation Dipika Pallikal and in 2013 they got engaged.

  • Cricket Team : India.
  • Bio: Wicket keeper and Batsman.
  • Divorced: Nikita Karthik (She was pregnant when she got divorced)
  • Reason for divorce?-Gossip that Cricketer Murali Vijays involvement.But not proof.may be just a  rumour.
  • Current status: In November 2013, he got engaged to Indian Squash Player Dipika Pallikal
  • Who is Dipika Pallikal

Deepika is a Kerala born famous squash player. Dipikas father Sanjiv George  is former basket player and mother Susan Itticheria is a former cricket player also. She won prestigious arjun award and padmasree award.  Dipika born to a Syrian Christian family in pathanamthitta kallooppara,Kerala . She settled now with Dinesh Karthik in Chennai after marriage .

3: Monty Panesar 

England born-Indian rooted English bowler found his decision to marry Gursharan Rattan wrong and divorced her later.

  • Cricket Team :England.
  • Bio: Spinner.
  • Divorced: pharmacist wife Gursharan Rattan. 

4: Ravi Shastri

Famous cricket Indian commenter .

  • Mumbai Mirror reported that Former Team India cricketer and commentator Ravi Shastri has filed for divorce in a Bandra family court from his wife Ritu after 22 years of marriage,
  •  The couple has a four-year-old daughter Aleka.
  • Cricket Team : India.
  • Bio: batsman and cricket commenter.
  • Divorced: Ritu
  • Current status: Cricket commenter.

5: Mohammad Azharuddin

Famous Indian cricket captain who allegedly accused of involved in match fixing and suspended from Indian cricket had bitter personal life just like his professional life.

  • Cricket Team :India.
  • Bio: Former Indian captain and batsman.
  • Divorced: Hyderabad based Naureen, who he divorced after 9 years of marriage.tied the knot with model-actor Sangeeta Bijlani in 1996. His marriage to Bijlani, however, lasted 14 years and the couple separated in 2010. 

6: Imran Khan

Pakistan cricket sensation who was allegedly and controversially linked in early days of his career with Bhnaseeer bhuto divorced his wife jemima .

  • Cricket Team :Pakistan.
  • Bio: Batsman.
  • Divorced: married Jemima Goldsmith

7: Santha Jayasoorya

Sreelenkas left hand opening batsman who together with Romesh Kaluwitharana made a new policy in international cricket to score 100 runs in first 15 overs.

  • Cricket Team : Sreelanka.
  • Bio: Left hand batsman.
  • Divorced: Sumudhu Karunanayake

8: Phil Tufnell

  • Cricket Team :
  • Bio: English former cricketer turned television personality
  • He has two daughters: Ellie, 16, with ex-girlfriend Jane McElvoy, and six- year-old Poppy with ex-wife Lisa Bar.
  •  During divorce proceeding ex- wife Lisa produced court documents accusing Tufnell of causing her to endure ‘anxiety, stress and an eating disorder’.
  • She also claimed he had continually harassed her and abused her.He is now married to Dawn and has a step daughter, Alana

9: Clive Lloyd

  • Cricket Team :West indies
  • Bio: Batsman.

10 :Herschelle Gibbs

On 8 June 2007 he got married in St Kitts to Tenielle Povey but divorced soon afterwards.

  • Cricket Team :South africa.
  • Bio: Batmsan.

11: Shoaib Malik

In 2008, media reports in Pakistan surfaced that Malik has married Ayesha Siddiqui, a woman from Hyderabad, India, on 3 June 2002.

  • Malik denied these allegations saying his marriage plans with the woman did not go through, because of a lack of consensus between their families.[31] In April 2010, Siddiqui’s family released Shoaib-Ayesha ‘marriage’ certificate (Nikahnama).On 2 April 2010, Malik said he was planning to sue Siddiqui’s family for “indulging in character assassination”. On 7 April 2010 Malik confirmed his marriage with Siddiqui and signed the Talaq (divorce) papers
  • Cricket Team :Pakistan.
  • Bio: Batsman.
  • Current Status: married Sania mirza.

12: Bret Lee 

Lee married Elizabeth Kemp in June 2006. They have a son named Preston Charles, born 16 November 2006. However, after two years of marriage, on 21 August 2008, Lee confirmed his separation from Kemp. They divorced in 2009.

  • At the time of the split, media speculation cited Kemp was having an affair with a rugby player in Brisbane; however, this was later disputed, with extended periods of loneliness due to Lee’s off-season commitments keeping him away from Kemp and his young son Preston given as the reason for the marriage breakdown. 

13: Garfield Sobers

  • Sobers was briefly engaged to Indian actress Anju Mahendru after he met her on the 1966–67 tour of India. He married Pru Kirby, an Australian, in September 1969. They had two sons, Matthew and Daniel, and an adopted daughter, Genevieve.The marriage ended in divorce in 1990 after the couple broke up in 1984; however,
  • Sobers acquired dual Australian citizenship through marriage in 1980.

14: Darren Gough:(Divorced and reconciled)

Darren and his wife Anna divorced in 2002, after 8 years of marriage but are now reconciled.

  • Cricket Team :England
  • Bio: Bowler.
  • Divorced:  Anna.

15: Graham Thorpe:

English cricket player.

  • No more further information available .

16: Dominic Cork

  • Cork married his first wife  when he was 22, but the pressures of being away on international duty led to his marriage ending in divorce. Cork , Greg, who is currently a member of Derbyshire’s Academy setup. Greg, like his father, is an all-rounder. He is married to his second wife, Donna, five years his senior. He is a lifelong supporter of Stoke City.
  • Cricket Team :England 
  • Divorced: Jane (has one son from that marriage)

17: Ian Botham

famous Australian wicket keeper Ian divorced his soul mate kath.

  • Cricket Team :England.
  • Divorced:  Kath Botham

18 :Phillip DeFreitas

  • Cricket Team :England Cricket player.

#19 :Chris Tavare:

  • Cricket Team :England.

20: Jonathan Agnew

The former cricketer, affectionately known as Aggers by his legion of fans, has opened up about how he felt sidelined when he separated from his wife

  • Cricket Team :England.
  • Divorced: Beverley in 1993 after 10 years of marriage.

21: Mark Ram Prakash

  • Cricket Team :England.
  • Divorced: Welsh single mother Vandana

22:Glen Hall 

Glen Gordon Hall (24 May 1938, Pretoria, Transvaal – 26 June 1987, Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal) was a South African cricketer who played in one Test in 1965.

  • He graduated in pharmacy from Rhodes University, married a former Miss South Africa, and they had two sons. After their divorce in the 1980s he became a recluse, and after several suicide attempts he shot and killed himself, at the age of 49.
  • Cricket Team :South African.
  • Divorced: former Miss South Africa. 

23: Shane Warne

Shane Warne is a hot topic to media. he was linked to many cases in his career spanning of a decade. And he allegeldy linked with many girl friends.

  • Cricket Team :Australia 
  • Divorced: Simone Callahan .

24.Jonty Rhodes

Jonty,the best Fielder the cricket world has ever seen married kate after a long relationship on 16 April 1994.But he failed to keep that relation he divorced his sweet heart on on 24 April 2013.

  • Cricket team :South Africa
  • Divorced :Kate Rhodes. 


He is accused of match fixing.

  • Kenyan cricket player.
  • Odumbe’s estranged wife Ms Katherine Maloney, of Canadian origin, who is still living in Nairobi and seeking a divorce.

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