‘Before I met her…’: Virat Kohli opens up on how Anushka Sharma changed him
So, how has Virat Kohli changed as a person after meeting Anushka Sharma? Here is the Indian cricket team captain talking about it
Bengaluru: India captain Virat Kohli has explained how his life changed after he met Anushka Sharma. The Delhi right-hander spoke about the things that his Bollywood actress wife has taught him.
It was in 2013 that Kohli met Anushka for the first time. They had to shoot for a shampoo commercial back then. In 2017, they got married in Italy.
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The 31-year-old Kohli, who has broken many records in international cricket, revealed that he changed from being a self-centred man after he met Anushka.
“When she came into my life, everything that was negative in my changed for good. Before I met her, I was very self-centred, very focused on things I wanted to do and maintain my comfort zone. The comfort zone was a big thing. When you meet a person that you love, you want to do things for the other person and you have to open up. The constant conversations that we always had were that it is not always about thinking for yourself, it is about companionship. That is something that she taught me when she came into my life,” Kohli told Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri on Instagram on Sunday (May 17).
He was replying to a question by Chhetri when he asked Kohli to describe himself "The Kohli before (meeting) Anushka" and "The Kohli after Anushka".
“I wasn’t this person always. I truly believe that everyone has a giving and compassionate side to them but there is always an individual that comes in your life who brings it out,” said Kohli.
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The Indian skipper said Anushka made him realise that his life was about himself. “For me, meeting Anushka was that moment when I started to realise that this is not all about me. Life is to look at another person and live like that.”
“Then you become confident of who you are and you become confident of giving or being compassionate. She made me realize that the position that I am in, it is so important for me to try and change things around me for the better... If someone comes to me with a problem and if I am in a position to do it, I will always do it,” he added.