Break-up: Irfan Pathan leaves girlfriend Shivangi Dev shattered!
Bhaskar News | Feb 22, 2013, 10:42AM IST
Vadodara: One of Indian cricket’s most eligible bachelors, Irfan Pathan, had broken hearts of his female fans by hooking up with Australia-resident Shivangi Dev 10 years ago. But, the Indian cricketer is back to bachelorhood after his breakup with Shivangi Dev – considered to be the biggest celebrity breakup of 2013.
The left-handed cricketer began his relationship with the chartered accountant Shivangi Dev back in the early days of his career. Daughter of Virendra Dev, a diplomat attached to the Indian Embassy in Australia in 2007, the two first met at the Adelaide Oval in 2003 during a match.
It was reported that Irfan was invited by Shivangi's father for dinner during the tour. The chemistry between the two really worked.
The affair hit the spotlight after Irfan chose to stay back in Australia after the 2008 tour, apparently because he wanted to spend some quality time with Shivangi.
The main reason behind their breakup could surely be Irfan’s elder brother Yusuf Pathan. Irfan had always avoided the question over his marriage with Shivangi by citing that he will only get married after his brother.
In 2012, Yusuf Pathan got engaged to Afreen and decided to settle down in near future. Now, despite his elder brother settling down, Irfan started avoiding Shivangi and also stopped meeting her.
Recently in an interview, the Indian cricketer had disclosed that he was single and waiting for the right girl to get married. Irfan Pathan also revealed that he doesn’t want an arranged marriage like his brother.
Here’s a look at Irfan Pathan and Shivangi Dev’s relationship: