Indian skipper Virat Kohli wanted to take a break this December citing personal reasons. According to The New Indian Express, Kohli is soon to get married to Bollywood starlet Anushka Sharma. They have allegedly been dating for quite some time now. Anushka has also frequently been spotted at cricket grounds, rooting for the Indian skipper. The couple were also spotted spending quality time with each other in Colombo during India’s tour of Sri Lanka. They again hogged the limelight when the two featured in an advertisement together, adding credibility to the rumours of them dating.
The star couple were allegedly staying at a house together in Mumbai and Virat was also present in the USA, during the shooting of Jab Harry Met Sejal. The two were spotted there as well. In a recent chat show with Aamir Khan, Virat Kohli lavished praise on Anushka Sharma for her honesty. He also indicated that on the chat show that they were a couple and candidly talked about Sharma’s habits. A few months ago, Virat Kohli had changed his Instagram profile picture with a one featuring Anushka with the post giving heat to the speculations. Virat also revealed Anushka’s nickname, which is ‘Nushkie’.
If the report is believed to be true, it won’t be the first time that a Bollywood starlet ties the knot with a cricketer. Yuvraj Singh tied the knot with Bollywood actress Hazel Keech on November 30, 2016. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had tied the knot with Sharmila Tagore, who was then a Bollywood A-lister.
Meanwhile, India is hosting New Zealand for a limited overs series. The Kiwis have already defeated India in the first ODI by 6 wickets to clinch an all-important 1-0 lead. Now, it is time India bounces back at Pune to square the series and then force a decider. Virat Kohli scored 121 in the 1st ODI and brought up his 31st ODI ton, going past Ricky Ponting’s ranking. He achieved this feat in his 200th ODI.