The connection between Bollywood and cricket runs deep. Many cricket stars have found love in Bollywood. Top Bollywood actresses like Athiya Shetty, Anushka Sharma, and Sagarika Ghatge have chosen cricketers as their life partners. Today, let’s talk about one actress who dated and married one of India’s greatest fast bowlers.

This couple’s love story didn’t start in India but overseas. The cricketer first met the actress in London and instantly fell in love with her. Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh had to work hard to impress his lady love Geeta Basra and eventually marry her.

Harbhajan Singh revealed in an interview that he saw Geeta Basra for the first time in the music video of ‘Woh Ajnabee’ and instantly fell for her. He was in London then and started asking about Geeta, his friends on the Indian team. Harbhajan also messaged Geeta, but she didn’t know him and didn’t respond. Despite inviting her for coffee, Geeta declined.

The Indian men’s cricket team winning the T20 World Cup became crucial in their love story. Geeta messaged Harbhajan to congratulate him, which sparked their conversation. According to Harbhajan, Geeta made him wait a year before agreeing to a relationship. Geeta explained she wanted to focus on her career at the time.

Geeta Basra with her Husband

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When Geeta learned more about Harbhajan’s good-hearted nature, she couldn’t resist and said yes. They dated for eight years before tying the knot on October 29, 2015, in Jalandhar, Punjab. They have a daughter named Hinaya Heer Plaha and a son named Jovan Veer Singh Plaha. After marrying Harbhajan, Geeta left Bollywood to focus on her family and children.