Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma's love story: How it started to their journey so far

First Published 28, Oct 2020, 1:32 PM

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have been dating each other since 2013. It was not before 2017 when they decided to tie the knot in Italy, in a private ceremony. The two are expecting their first child, who is due to arrive in January 2021.

<p>When it comes to Virat Kohli, for loyal cricket fans, he will always be referred to as the world's best batsman. However, for others, the one thing that defines him is being the man for Bollywood hottie Anushka Sharma.</p>

When it comes to Virat Kohli, for loyal cricket fans, he will always be referred to as the world's best batsman. However, for others, the one thing that defines him is being the man for Bollywood hottie Anushka Sharma.

<p>Ever since Kohli has been linked up with Anushka, they have been a hot talking point in cricket, as well as the entertainment industry. In the same light, we take a look at their love story and their journey so far, as the power couple shows no signs of slowing down.</p>

Ever since Kohli has been linked up with Anushka, they have been a hot talking point in cricket, as well as the entertainment industry. In the same light, we take a look at their love story and their journey so far, as the power couple shows no signs of slowing down.

<p><strong>The beginning:</strong> Kohli had once revealed in an interview that he first met Anushka during an ad shoot. It was the 2013 ad for Clear shampoo, where the two were first seen together. Kohli broke the ice, as he revealed, "Didn't you get a higher pair of heels? Then she was like 'excuse me', and then, I was like, 'no, I am just joking'. My joke became such a weird moment. I was such a fool, to be honest, but she was so confident." It is since then, they regularly became in touch with each other, as things started to brew between the two.</p>

The beginning: Kohli had once revealed in an interview that he first met Anushka during an ad shoot. It was the 2013 ad for Clear shampoo, where the two were first seen together. Kohli broke the ice, as he revealed, "Didn't you get a higher pair of heels? Then she was like 'excuse me', and then, I was like, 'no, I am just joking'. My joke became such a weird moment. I was such a fool, to be honest, but she was so confident." It is since then, they regularly became in touch with each other, as things started to brew between the two.

<p><strong>Shutting down trollers:</strong> The next year, as Kohli was for India duty in Australia, for the 2015 ICC World Cup, he underperformed in a game, while Anushka was watching it from the stands. Following his dismissal, social media blamed Anushka for him underperforming, labelling her as a distraction. Nonetheless, Kohli protected her and shut the critics and trollers down, by saying, "The stuff that happened after the World Cup semi-final, the way people reacted towards my personal life and Anushka in particular, was really disrespectful. I want to put this out in public because at the human level, I was really hurt and wanted to express that for quite a long time." Meanwhile, Anushka referred to him as, "He's my very, very good looking arm candy."</p>

Shutting down trollers: The next year, as Kohli was for India duty in Australia, for the 2015 ICC World Cup, he underperformed in a game, while Anushka was watching it from the stands. Following his dismissal, social media blamed Anushka for him underperforming, labelling her as a distraction. Nonetheless, Kohli protected her and shut the critics and trollers down, by saying, "The stuff that happened after the World Cup semi-final, the way people reacted towards my personal life and Anushka in particular, was really disrespectful. I want to put this out in public because at the human level, I was really hurt and wanted to express that for quite a long time." Meanwhile, Anushka referred to him as, "He's my very, very good looking arm candy."

<p><strong>Shutting down trollers: </strong>The next year, as Kohli was for India duty in Australia, for the 2015 ICC World Cup, he underperformed in a game, while Anushka was watching it from the stands. Following his dismissal, social media blamed Anushka for him underperforming, labelling her as a distraction. Nonetheless, Kohli protected her and shut the critics and trollers down, by saying, "The stuff that happened after the World Cup semi-final, the way people reacted towards my personal life and Anushka in particular, was really disrespectful. I want to put this out in public because at the human level, I was really hurt and wanted to express that for quite a long time." Meanwhile, Anushka referred to him as, "He's my very, very good looking arm candy."</p>

Shutting down trollers: The next year, as Kohli was for India duty in Australia, for the 2015 ICC World Cup, he underperformed in a game, while Anushka was watching it from the stands. Following his dismissal, social media blamed Anushka for him underperforming, labelling her as a distraction. Nonetheless, Kohli protected her and shut the critics and trollers down, by saying, "The stuff that happened after the World Cup semi-final, the way people reacted towards my personal life and Anushka in particular, was really disrespectful. I want to put this out in public because at the human level, I was really hurt and wanted to express that for quite a long time." Meanwhile, Anushka referred to him as, "He's my very, very good looking arm candy."

<p><strong>The continued to flaunt it:</strong> The couple never shied away from displaying their affection for each other. Both were always seen together. Both also graced with presence during the much-hyped wedding of Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech, in Goa, in 2016. Meanwhile, a 2017 Valentine's Day post from Anushka read, "Every day is a valentine day if you want it to be. You make every day seem like one for me."</p>

The continued to flaunt it: The couple never shied away from displaying their affection for each other. Both were always seen together. Both also graced with presence during the much-hyped wedding of Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech, in Goa, in 2016. Meanwhile, a 2017 Valentine's Day post from Anushka read, "Every day is a valentine day if you want it to be. You make every day seem like one for me."

<p><strong>The most charming wedding:</strong> Kohli and Anushka never really got engaged. However, they had promised that they wouldn't hide it from anyone. Nonetheless, it was in 2017 when both flew off to Italy and tied the knot in a charming, but a private ceremony. It certainly surprised a few, but many had seen it coming. Although many of their Indian friends were denied the fun during their wedding, both gave away big reception parties in Delhi and Mumbai to make it up for it.</p>

The most charming wedding: Kohli and Anushka never really got engaged. However, they had promised that they wouldn't hide it from anyone. Nonetheless, it was in 2017 when both flew off to Italy and tied the knot in a charming, but a private ceremony. It certainly surprised a few, but many had seen it coming. Although many of their Indian friends were denied the fun during their wedding, both gave away big reception parties in Delhi and Mumbai to make it up for it.

<p><strong>Happily ever after and COMING SOON: </strong>Since their wedding, the couple has looked more potent than before, as their fascinating love story continues to be a treat for fans. From vacationing together to accompanying Kohli during his matches, the couple has shown no signs of their love slowing down. While Anushka is still blamed whenever Kohli underperforms, they seem to not care about it anymore. Meanwhile, they are soon to have a third member between them, as Anushka is expecting her first child with Kohli in January 2021. On the same note, we wish the couple the very best for the coming days.</p>

Happily ever after and COMING SOON: Since their wedding, the couple has looked more potent than before, as their fascinating love story continues to be a treat for fans. From vacationing together to accompanying Kohli during his matches, the couple has shown no signs of their love slowing down. While Anushka is still blamed whenever Kohli underperforms, they seem to not care about it anymore. Meanwhile, they are soon to have a third member between them, as Anushka is expecting her first child with Kohli in January 2021. On the same note, we wish the couple the very best for the coming days.