Indian cricketers dating celebrities from the film industry is nothing new. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are the biggest examples of a Cricketer-Bollywood star couple and recently we have seen many young players getting into a relationship with celebrities. Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan all date either Bollywood actresses or Models. And it now seems like Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Venkatesh Iyer has added his name to the list as well.
According to the latest rumours, Venkatesh Iyer is dating emerging South Indian films actress Priyanka Jawalkar. She is a South Indian herself being born in the Andhra city of Anantpur and she has previously worked in movies like SR Kalyanamandapam, Taxiwala, Gamanam, Thimmarasu and Kala Varam Aye. She is 29 years old and is thus about 2 years older than Venkatesh Iyer.
In one of the recent posts of Priyanka Jawalkar, Venkatesh Iyer commented “Cute !!” and the actress replied with “Who? You?” and that is what sparked the dating rumours between the two. However, this might also be fake news as we have previously seen that after Sara Tendulkar commented on Shubman Gill’s post, the entire media started showing the news that the two players were dating. It will now be interesting to see whether these rumours are true or not.
Venkatesh Iyer has been one of the best players in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad over the last two years. Although he has not received a good start to his campaign in IPL 2022, Venkatesh Iyer has shown signs of a possible comeback and he is expected to return to his top form soon.