IPL 2020: 5 dark truths about Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma you might not be aware of
First Published 28, Sep 2020, 2:31 PM
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are currently leading Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, respectively, in the ongoing Indian Premier League. While Kohli is also the skipper of Team India, Rohit happens to be the vice-captain. Both clash in the IPL on Monday.
When it comes of Indian cricket right now, skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma are the two of the most prominent faces in the side. Although Rohit had made his international debut much earlier than Kohli, the latter has had more success, since he has been consistent, while Rohit has picked up pace in the later stages.
However, every cricketer has some dark truths and secrets, which they wish the world did not know. Nonetheless, it is a brutal world, and nothing stays hidden for long. Same has been the case for Kohli and Rohit.
From their personal lives to behind the scenes of cricket, there are some interesting, but dark truths that the world has seen. In the same light, let us have a look at five of them, which you might not be aware of.
Anushka Sharma was not Kohli's first love interest: Everyone is quite familiar with the love story between Kohli and his wife from Bollywood, Anushka. However, hardly does anyone know that during the initial days of his success, he had someone else in his life. Prior to Anushka, Kohli was linked to another Bollywood actress, Tamanna Bhatia. Nonetheless, things did not last long between them. Also, Kohli was linked to a Brazilian model cum actress, Izabelle Leite, whom he had written 'Te Amo', which is Spanish for 'I love you'. Nevertheless, they moved apart as well.
Rohit dated Sofia Hayat prior to marrying Ritika Sajdeh: Rohit's love story, too, is no short of a surprise. Although he might be happily ever after with his current wife Ritika Sajdeh, he had reportedly dated model cum actress Sofia Hayat. The two had met at a club in London, where the two kissed each other and danced. Although Rohit had introduced her to the media as a fan, the latter was hurt after Rohit admitted that there was nothing between them. She had even posted herself nude on Twitter, dedicating it to Rohit after he had scored a world record 264 in ODIs.
Kohli lashes out at a journalist: Kohli is well-known for his temperament on the field. Although he is known to be a calm and humble person when outside the field, he lost it against a journalist during a media interaction. During a training session at the 2015 ICC World Cup, in Australia, Kohli hurled abuses at a journalist for assuming that the latter had written a displeasing article on him and Anushka. Nonetheless, upon realising that it was written by someone else, he went and apologised to the journalist.
Rohit hurls abuses at a bystander: There are videos on YouTube, where Rohit is seen hurling abuses at a bystander, who was watching Team India train. Although it is not unknown when and where was this video shot, Rohit is seen abusing the bystander, who happened to have said something to Rohit, which in return had irked the latter. Later, seamer Praveen Kumar joins him and abuses too.
Kohli used a fake name for his wedding arrangements: Kohli and Anushka's wedding was no less than a surprise, as both tied the knot in Italy, in a private ceremony, which lacked big celebrities. However, the couple later gave away reception parties in Delhi and Mumbai. Nonetheless, what was unique that they ensured to use a fake name during the arrangements for their wedding, in order to avoid the news getting leaked. Kohli had used the name of Rahul, as said by Anushka, later.