Flossing designer handbags and eyewear, the WAGS of the ICC Cricket World Cup didn’t come to play. No, the world is their stage when it comes to one of the greatest sporting events of the season, and they’re only too happy to oblige.
So in honour of the fabulous side of the game, we’ve rounded up a definitive list of the wives and girlfriends of the Proteas Cricket World Cup squad.
Twitter handle: @ImariDuPlessis
Avid photographer and marketing extraordinaire, Visser has managed to carve her own path outside of her husband Faf Du Plessis’ career as Proteas captain. The couple married in 2013 and are parents to a two-year-old daughter. The former model is the brains behind beauty skincare company Nimue Skin Technology and can often be seen cheering from the sidelines while accompanying her husband on tour.
Instagram handle: @sashadekock
The wife of Quinton de Kock, Hurly doesn’t do things in half measures. The couple married in 2016 at Le Victoria, Mauritius, with the whole SA cricket team in attendance. Theirs is a real-life fairytale romance – they met in 2012 during a CLT20 match between the Highveld Lions and Mumbai Indians when she was part of the cheerleading squad during the game. “After the game, she came up and congratulated me. Later, I thanked her back over Facebook. As we started talking, it just clicked. I didn’t think it could start on the field,” de Kock told the Hindustan Times on first meeting Hurly.
Preferring to keep a low profile and with very little mentioned about her in the media, Hashim Amla’s wife Sumaiyah remains an enigma. She resigned from her job as a school teacher after their arranged marriage, and openly admitted to www.outlookindia.com during a rare interview that her knowledge of cricket never went beyond the rudimentary despite being married to one of SA’s greatest batsmen.
Instagram handle: @sueduminy
With more than 63K Instagram followers, Sue Duminy gives her followers exactly what they want. Probably one of the most prominent WAGs of the ICC World Cup, JP Duminy’s wife has her own blog where she currates fashion and travel-inspired pieces. In 2018, she famously showed off her post-baby body days after experiencing 26 hours of labour with the couple’s second daughter.
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As I’m getting older I realise maturity is the greatest power granted to us, only through experiences can this gift be rooted and bloom into a mindset that co exist with mindfulness and forgiveness. To be silent rather than to fight and to walk away rather than to prove someone wrong. it’s a beautiful bubble of confidence, contentment and peace.. 💫
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Instagram handle: @nicoledoconnor
The girlfriend of Aiden Markram, O’Connor has her own baking business, making a career from intricate cake designs. The couple has been together for more than seven years, and she often posts images to her social media of their various holidays and cricket tours. A cause close to her heart is her charity work, namely her involvement with Christain organisation, ABBA HOUSE.
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Be PROUD of your progress and keep taking steps forward no matter how small. You’ll eventually reach your full potential and you’ll look back on the days you thought you’d never make it, and you’ll smile, and be PROUD that you never gave up on yourself. 🙏❤️
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Instagram handle: @micaela_nortje
Days before Anrich Nortje was due in England, schoolteacher Micaela Kleu finally got her dream wedding. The couple first considered getting hitched in December last year but their plans were scuppered by the Mzansi Super League (MSL) T20 tournament. And once again cricket was to blame for Nortje catching a flight the day after they wed.
Instagram handle: @sumayyadildar
It sounds like something out of a Bollywood movie when Pakistan-born Imran Tahir moved from his home country to marry South African Sumayya Dildar. Dildar was pursuing a modelling career when the couple met in 1988, but has since then given up the spotlight to raise their little boy Gibran.