Cricketers make huge headlines a lot of reasons. From their on field performances to off the game life, they have an out and about life. With fan following of several millions, almost every move of theirs can lead to people talking about them for days.
Since their tough and jam-packed schedule of internation cricket keeps them busy most of the time. So, it becomes quite significant for any cricketer to start a family of their own and embrace parenthood. There are many cricketers who recently became parents and shared the good news amid coronavirus induced lockdown.
However, did you know there are many cricketers who created quite a storm with their decision to embrace fatherhood before marriage? That’s right! There are a number of players in cricket fraternity who became father prior to their marriage.
In this feature, we will tell you about the cricketers who became father before marriage.
Indian all rounder Hardik Pandya took social media by the storm when he announced the good news with an Instagram post. During 2020, Hardik took to Instagram to share the news of his engagement with Natasa Stankovic. In the shared, Natasa can be seen subtly flaunting her visible baby bump.
Here, check out the Instagram post of Hardik Pandya:
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Legendary cricketer from West Indies and Bollywood actress Neena Gupta are known for their beautiful relationship. They embraced parenthood without marriage. After dating for several years, they welcomed their daughter Masaba Gupta. She is one of the leading fashion designers in India.
Former Indian cricketer Vinond Kambli is yet another name in the list of cricketers who became fathers without marriage. Well, he divorced his wife and was in a relationship with fashion model named Andrea Hewitt. Later, Andrea and Vinod welcomed their child without marrying each other.
Known for his exceptional batting skills, Joe Root also became a father before marriage. The 29-year-old English cricketer dated Kerry Cottrell for several years and got engaged in 2016. Later, they welcomed their son Alfred on January 7 in 2017. And after that, they got married in 2018.
Australian cricketer David Warner and his wife Candice Warner became parents to their daughter on 11 September 2014. But the both got married after the 2015 ICC World Cup. Candice and David have three daughters Evie, Indi Rae, and Isla Rose Warner.