IN PICS: The hottest IPL wives and girlfriends
The sexier halves of our swashbuckling cricketers
What is IPL without a dash of glamour right? Stepping in to break the monotony of the game are these hot wives and girlfriends or WAGS of IPL glamming up the stands.
We start off with the stunning Mashoom Singha and Shaun Tait who are making their long-distance relationship work really well.
According to reports the lovebirds met a few years ago during an IPL event and have hit it off ever since.
The Australian cricketer who divides his time between his hometown of Adelaide and Mumbai confesses that he is a much calmer person thanks to Mashoom.
Shaun Tait plays for the Rajasthan Royals.
Image: Shaun Tait and Mashoom Singha
Photographs: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images and (right) courtesy Man's World
Michael Clarke's first reaction to his relationship with Kyly Boldy was the predictable 'She's just a friend!' Having burnt his fingers earlier with another model Lara Bingle, Clarke was keen to play out this relationship tad differently.
Even though they got married only in May last year, Boldy and Clarke have known each other since school.
Boldy, a former swimsuit model currently runs an interior design business, has also helped Clarke design their new pad.
Michael Clarke plays for the Pune Warriors.
Image: Michael Clarke and Kyly Boldy
Photographs: Getty Images
Next up is the Queen Bee herself. In the almost-three years of being married to one of India's hottest cricketers, Sakshi Dhoni nee Rawat has slipped into the role of the first lady of Indian Cricket rather well, we'd say.
All of 21 when she married Dhoni, Sakshi had only just completed her internship with Hotel Taj Bengal in Kolkata after completing her hotel management degree.
She's been by her husband at all the major matches, managing to make all the right noises in the stands and being a media darling. What else could Captain Cool ask for from his wife now? Really!
Mahendra Singh Dhoni plays for the Chennai Super Kings.
Image: Sakshi Dhoni with MS
Photographs: Stringer India/Reuters
When South African bowler Dale Steyn spotted Jeanne Kietzmann working in a restaurant in Cape Town and asked her for her number the young lady had absolutely no clue about who on earth he was.
Kietzmann is a model and an actress, who has gone on to act in television shows such as League of Glory and BBC's Outcasts. She is also said to enjoy adventure sports such as mountain biking and hiking. An even though she confesses that she isn't a cricket fan Kietzmann travels with him as often as her schedule permits.
Dale Steyn plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Image: Dale Steyn and Jeanne Kietzmann
Photographs: Graham Crouch/Getty Images and (right) fullcirclemodel.com
She may not have a particularly flattering career in Bollywood but if rumours are to be believed Geeta Basra has managed to land herself a fairly good catch in Harbhajan Singh. The two have been linked for years now but for some reason both insist on denying all rumours, including Geeta who told us that Bhajji was just a friend (here) Really now!?!
Harbhajan Singh plays the for Mumbai Indians.
Image: Geeta Basra
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
The South African model has been dating Jacques Kallis for over half a decade now and has been by his side all along. Like all the WAGs here, Shamone Jardim also follows her better half around the world to watch him play.
In the various trips to India, Jardim has fallen in love with the country and hopes they get married or at least host one of the ceremonies against a rural set-up in India.
Jacques Kallis plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Image: Jacques Kallis and Shamone Jardim
Photographs: Graham Crouch/Getty Images and (right) Star model management agency
The sports presenter was introduced to the dashing Shane Watson's by his teammate Brett Lee way back in 2006. But it wasn't until late 2009 that he popped the question and the two were married in May 2010. Lee Furlong has since delivered a baby boy and continues to feature in various lists of hottest WAGs even beating Victoria Beckham in some of them.
Shane Watson plays for the Rajasthan Royals.
Image: Lee Furlong
Photographs: Lucas Dawson/Getty Images
This hottie who is married to the Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson isn't just a pretty face. Besides holding a degree in communications, Jessica Bratich-Johnson is also a karate professional, designs leather accessories and a mother of one! Whoa! Right?!
Mitchell Johnson plays for the Mumbai Indians.
Image: Jessica Bratich-Johnson
Photographs: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images