1. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore
The present generation of Indians know them only as the parents of Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and actress Soha Ali Khan. But there is more to it. The duo were one of the first cricket-bollywood celebrity couples of the past. It all started in 1965 when Sharmila Tagore was in Delhi for a shoot and Tiger Pataudi got introduced to her through some common friends. Legend has it that Tiger gifted Sharmila a refrigerator to win her heart, but the trick did not work. Four years of sending roses and proposing, Sharmila agreed. However, their families still opposed the marriage. After much persuasation the parents agreed and the rest is history. Manssor Ali Khan Pataudi will always be remembered still as one of the most successful captains, but also as someone who stuck to the girl he loved. Not unlike the present day cricketers who give up on the woman they love.