5 Cricketers Who Married Sports Presenters

Jasprit Bumrah and Sanjana Ganesan (Credit: Twitter)

Cricketers often live a very tough and hectic life, which usually revolves around sports, ignoring social life. Due to increasing workload, cricketers hardly manage much time off the pitch. So, like most people in the world, who find their life partners in the workplace, some international cricketers have also found their partners on the cricket pitch.

Having a partner from a similar background, who understands the sport and has seen the life of a cricketer up close, makes the life partnership easier for the couple. From Jasprit Bumrah to Ben Cutting, many cricketers have found the love of their life on the cricket pitch. In this article, we take a look at these five cricketers, who married sports anchors.

5 Cricketers Who Married Sports Presenters

#5 Shane Watson

Shane Watson
Shane Watson with his family (Credit: Twitter)

Australian all-rounder, Shane Watson Is married to television presenter Lee Furlong. It is believed that the couple first met in 2004 but began their relationship journey in 2006. Shane and Lee got married on May 29, 2010.

Lee Furlong started her career as a TV presenter, mostly as a sports presenter. She worked at Channel 10 and used to host a show called “Sports Tonight”. Lee was also a sports presenter at Fox Sports and made a name for herself in the field.

Shane and Lee have two children – Matilda Victoria Watson and William Watson. After the birth of his two children, Lee Watson started a business “Let’s Activate”, which is a preschool for children, where they are encouraged to play sports. She also wrote a children’s book in 2018, Nothing Happens Outside.

#4Stuart Binny

The versatile Indian, Stuart Binny, married one of India’s top sports presenters, Mayanti Langer. Stuart and Mayanti got married in September 2012. The couple first met during an interview.

Both Stuart and Mayanti had career breakthroughs, during the same period. Stuart was part of the Indian squad, while Mayanti was an anchor with Starsports. She first started sports anchoring, hosting football shows. Prior to joining Star Sports, Mayanti also covered matches for Ten Sports.

In 2020, Stuart Binny and Mayanti Langer were blessed with a baby boy.

#3 Ben’s Cup

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Ben Cutting, who is known as a utility T20 player, married TV host Erin Holland. Recently, Erin revealed that she met Ben on Instagram and then their friendship grew. The couple got engaged in September 2019. However, due to the covid-19 pandemic, they had to call off their wedding twice, before finally getting married on February 13, 2021.

In 2013, Erin Holland was crowned Miss World Australia. She also won Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty, Oceania at the age of 24. Besides modeling, Erin Holland is also a singer and also works as a sports presenter in Australia.

#2 Martin Guptill

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New Zealand hitter Martin Guptill married TV featured Laura McGoldrick. According to reports, the couple first met, when Laura interviewed Martin on ‘The Cricket Show’. This show was also Laura’s breakthrough show in her career, as a sports presenter.

Laura McGoldrick is a journalist and television presenter. She hosted radio shows and worked as a journalist and actress, before becoming a sports journalist. Laura, since childhood, liked to follow sports, because her two brothers often played cricket. Martin Guptill and Laura McGoldrick married in September 2014 and have a baby girl named “Harley”.

#1 Jasprit Bumrah

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rhythm melon Jasprit Bumrah married Indian sports presenter Sanjana Ganesan. Recently, Bumrah revealed that the pair have known each other since they were both involved in sports. However, the two considered each other arrogant, until the 2019 World Cup where they spoke to each other for the first time. The couple then became friends, before getting married in March 2021 in Goa.

Sanjana Ganesan has been part of the Star Sports Presenters Panel and has covered various events like the 2019 World Cup in England. She hosted shows like Match Point and Cheeky Singles. Sanjana started her career as a model. She also won the “Femina Officially Gorgeous” and participated in season 7 of Splitsvilla on MTV in 2014.

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