The latest link-up to make tabloid headlines is that between cricketer Rohit Sharma and model and actress Sofia Hayat. What is it about cricketers and their fixation for actresses? We take a look at some famous link-ups...
Harbhajan Singh & Geeta Basra: Harbhajan Singh seems to have found love in this Punjabi kudi Geeta Basra and the actress has also been spotted at many IPL matches. Rumours have it that Singh even introduced Basra to his mother thought the actress claims that the two are only good 'friends'.
MS Dhoni & Lakshmi Rai: Before Captain Cool decided to settle down with his Sakshi, reports constantly suggested a blooming romance between Dhoni and Kannada actress Lakshmi Rai. Though the actress denied rumours of a relationship several times, she once admitted that if Dhoni asked her to marry him, she wouldn't mind. Guess this one's gotten away, Lakshmi!
Sourav Ganguly & Nagma: Tongues were set wagging when a married Sourav Ganguly was linked to actress Nagma. Ganguly at the time was the skipper of the Indian team and reports said that his wife Dona was on the verge of seeking a divorce. Eventually however the reports died down with Nagma indirectly hinting in an interview with a magazine in 2003 that the two parted as Ganguly's career was at stake.
Yuvraj Singh & Kim Sharma: The Bollywood actress and Prince of Punjab dated for four long years before splitting. Rumours of them getting back together frequently made for the gossip pages in tabloids but Kim finally moved on and got married to Kenyan businessman Ali Punjani last year.
Yuvraj Singh & Deepika Padukone: Shortly after his break-up with Kim Sharma, Yuvraj was seeing paying much attention to Deepika Padukone. The two were photographed spending time together in Australia. Deepika moved on with Ranbir and then on to Siddharth while Yuvraj continues to remain single.
Mohammed Azharuddin & Sangeeta Bijlani: Kicking up a huge controversy at the time, former Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin divorced his first wife Naureen and married Bollywood actress Sangeeta Bijlani in 1996. Bijlani herself at the time was linked to Salman Khan and the two men have shared cool vibes ever since. However their 14-year-long marriage went kaput last year when the couple filed for divorce after rumours of an affair between Azharuddin and badminton player Jwala Gutta surfaced.
Zaheer Khan & Isha Sharvani: It wasn't love at first sight when Bollywood actress Sharvani first bumped into Zak at a party in 2005. However as they continued to meet each other at events, love grew though the couple called it quits in 2007. Their bond was however too strong to break and they came together again in 2010. Reports following the World Cup victory also suggested that the two might soon even tie the knot, but Sharvani said on reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' that she was single
Sreesanth & Riya Sen: While filming together for a jewellry ad, reports began to suggest that the Kochi Tuskers bowler may be dating Riya Sen. However, Riya herself put the rumours to rest when she tweeted that she was not dating Sreesanth and had simply attended the Kochi matches for promotions.
Irfan Pathan & Anusha Dandekar: Recent reports suggested that just more than a casual friendship may be brewing between MTV VJ Anusha Dandekar and Delhi Daredevils all-rounder Irfan Pathan. Reports suggest that the VJ even went to meet him at his hometown, Vadodara
Another girl who seems to have got a cricketer smitten is former Miss India Sarah-Jane Dias. According to reports, Dias and Royal Challengers Bangalore player Virat Kohli met at a popular club in Bangalore and had hit it off there.
Another Southern hottie who was linked to Sreesanth was Shriya Saran, after the two were spotted at a fashion party. However Saran quickly refuted all reports saying that she hardly knew the cricketer.