It is the season of weddings for Indian cricketers. After Suresh Raina and Dinesh Kartik, now Harbhajan Singh has decided to tie the knot to long time girlfriend Geeta Basara.
Though Geeta and Harabhajan have never been vocal about their relationship, rumours have been doing the rounds for years.
According to Hindustan Times, the couple are expected to get married on October 29 with the wedding taking place in Phawara district of Punjab.
The date has, however, not been officially confirmed yet. The date might be pushed forward owing to Harbhajan’s selection in the upcoming series against South Africa.
Basara, who is a known model and actress by profession, was recently seen in Bollywood movie ‘Second Hand Husband’ – a movie in which Bhajji also made a cameo appearance. Harbhajan, who is also trying to make a comeback in India’s One-Day squad, is currently playing in Sri Lanka. He has not made any comments about the wedding but, according to Hindustan Times, the 35-year-old is expected to make an announcement as soon as he is back from Sri Lanka tour.
This would not be the first time that an Indian cricketer would be tying the knot with a Bollywood actress. Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin is married to actress Sangeeta Bijlani (separated since 2010) . The late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was married to Sharmila Tagore till the former’s death.
The ‘field-reel’ relationship continues with India’s Test captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who, according to an India Today report, will get married by the end of 2015.