Family plays a crucial support in the success of international cricketers. Little wonder then that some of the most well-known players are accompanied by their wives and girlfriends in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League.
Here is a look... (BCCI image)
Chennai Super Kings' R Ashwin is seen here with his wife Preethi Narayanan at the private dinner organised before the start of IPL 7.(BCCI image)
Preethi is seen here cheering for her husband during CSK's match against Delhi.
Childhood friends, Ashwin and Preethi tied the knot on November 13, 2011. (BCCI image)
Cheteshwar Pujara is seen here with his wife Puja.
The Kings XI Punjab batsman decided to cement his relationship on February 13, 2013. (BCCI image)
Also at the private dinner was Kolkata Knight Riders' Robin Uthappa with his better half. (BCCI image)
And here is yet another Knight Rider!
South Africa's Morne Morkel with his partner during the private dinner party. (BCCI image)
And the fourth!
Shakib-Al-Hasan is soaking up the IPL fun with his wife Ummey Ahmed Shishir whom he married last year. (BCCI image)
Kings XI Punjab's Sri Lankan import - Thisara Perera - poses for a photograph with his wife. (BCCI image)
And here is the most-followed cricketer with his wife.
India and CSK skipper MS Dhoni with wife Sakshi. (BCCI image)
Not known to give cricket a miss, Sakshi is seen here celebrating CSK's first win of the tournament when the team went past Delhi Daredevils.
They say there is a woman behind every successful man. We say: amen to that! (BCCI image)
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