The love connection between cricketers and Bollywood divas is ages old. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s marriage resurfaced many romantic stories of cricketers and gorgeous actresses. Today, we are going to talk about one of those stories that remained one-sided forever. We are talking about famous Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar and the soft feelings that he had for the beautiful Sonali Bendre.
Sonali was one of the glamorous divas of her time. With a figure girls used to envy and smile that made guys her deewane, the actress has made fans in abundance. Shoaib was one of those fans who could die for the diva. Sadly, his love story remained unfulfilled forever.
According to media reports, there was a time when the cricketer was madly in love with the actress. The tall, slim and beautiful Sonali used to make the Rawalpindi Express skip a heartbeat. His feelings were so strong that he used to carry her picture in his wallet. Unbelievable!
Shoaib’s teammates and co-players have often accepted the fact that the cricketer had feelings for the actress. Once the cricketer got lucky and met Sonali during of the India-Pakistan fixtures. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out and his love failed to do any magic on the actress.
In one of his interviews, he had even expressed that he would kidnap Sonali if she refuses his proposal. However, nothing as such happened.
Sonali had no interest in the Pakistani cricketer and soon she tied the knot with Bollywood director Goldy Bahl in 2002. But Shoaib took time to move on and got settled with a beautiful Pakistani woman Rubab in 2014. The actress is back in the news since she has shared about her illness on Instagram. According to her post, she is suffering from high-grade cancer and is in New York for its treatment.
We send Sonali all our best wishes. May God give her strength to fight the disease and make a comeback like a real warrior.