Mohammad Azharuddin is set to marry 26 year old badminton player Jwala Gutta. This reports is making round on internet and also carried by a local newspaper, though Azhar maintains that Jwala is just a friend.
And if the rumors are confirmed then the former Indian cricket captain will be marrying for the third time.
Mohammad Azharuddin earlier divorced his first wife to marry Bollywood Actress Sangeeta Bijlani. Their marriage is more than 14 years old.
Jwala Gutta is World No. 7 in mixed doubles rankings and is still married to Chetan Anand, who is the top ranked male badminton player in India. However she is been living separately.
According to the media report, which quoted a source from the Andhra Pradesh Badminton Association, Jwala was seen many times with Azharuddin after her practice session at the Gachibowli stadium.
The 47-year-old cricketer was also spotted with Jwala during the Asian Badminton Championship in Delhi.
Recently Jwala claimed that she was gifted a brand new BMW car by a close friend, which further raises speculation of her closeness with Azhar.
While Azhar still claims that report is baseless, Jwala Gutta has maintained distance from the media on this report. Chetan Anand on the other hand said its too personal issue to comment at this stage.