Mohammad Azharuddin To Divorce His Wife For Jwala Gutta?

July 23rd, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
saltJuly 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With reports of former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin splitting from his wife Sangeeta Bijlani doing the rounds, the name of the much acclaimed badminton player Jwala Gutta has also surfaced in the controversy. If recent reports are to be believed then the 26-year-old married badminton star of the nation is the woman for whom the former cricketer is ready to leave his wife of 14 years. A leading news source has reported that Mohammad Azharuddin is on the verge of divorce with his wife and would be filing for the same within a week’s time.

A source hailing from the Andhra Pradesh Badminton Association is quoted to have said that the former Indian cricketer often visits the badminton academy where Jwala Gutta practices in Hyderabad and the two are frequently spotted together. However, Mohammad Azharuddin has revealed to the media that the reports of his alleged extra-marital affair with Jwala Gupta are completely untrue, emphasizing that the 26-year-old badminton player is just a ‘good friend.’ Moreover, the former cricketer also went to say that these rumors are being planted by officials of the Badminton Association of India who want to taint his image as he was contesting for the presidential election last month.

The 47-year-old cricketer married actress Sangeeta Bijlani after he separated from his first wife Naureen with whom he has two sons. Meanwhile, world number seven mixed doubles badminton player Jwala Gutta is married to ace shuttler Chetan Anand with reports suggesting that the two are estranged. A leading news source has quoted Chetan Anand on saying that as this is a personal matter, he would not comment on it.

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