New Delhi: Cricketers often laud their partners for bringing a calming influence to their lives.
Playing in a high-pressure environment can be stressful and having a companion in life that can take your mind off the game is very important.
It has often been seen that wives and girlfriends of cricketers are subjected to as much scrutiny as their partners.
WAGs are even unfairly blamed by fans for poor on-field performances of players.
The Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma saga comes to mind when it comes to the dynamics of cricketers and their partners.
Do cricketers and batsmen in particular perform better or worse after marriage?
A bit of data was provided by the Indian Premier League's broadcaster partner Sony Six during its hugely popular pre-match show.
The graphic showed a comparison between the Test batting averages of cricketers before and after marriage.
Here are the results...
Big data. (Via Dipesh) pic.twitter.com/fR55KQq87W
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