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Anushka Reacts to Kohli's Century with Sweet Post
In a thrilling IPL 2023 match, Virat Kohli showcased his masterclass batting skills, earning accolades from his wife, Anushka Sharma, and fans alike. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper's scintillating century propelled his team to a remarkable victory against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.
Chasing a challenging target of 187 runs, Kohli's outstanding knock of 100 off just 63 balls guided RCB to triumph with four balls to spare. This crucial win not only bolstered RCB's chances of qualifying for the IPL 2023 playoffs but also electrified the atmosphere for cricket enthusiasts.
Reacting to her husband's magnificent performance, Anushka Sharma took to Instagram to express her admiration. She posted on her Instagram story, "He is 🔥. What an inning ❤️💯."
Last Time the Couple Made Headlines
Before the match, the couple made headlines when Kohli couldn't resist playfully teasing a paparazzo who accidentally referred to his wife, Anushka Sharma, as 'sir.' The incident took place on a Wednesday night when the couple went for a romantic dinner date at Virat's restaurant in the city. As they walked through the streets, the paparazzi called out to them, and one cameraman mistakenly called Anushka 'sir.' Virat seized the opportunity to engage playfully, asking the cameraman to call him 'ma'am,' which resulted in laughter.
In addition to their dinner date, Virat and Anushka also hosted a wonderful gathering for the RCB family at their restaurant. RCB players, accompanied by their families, arrived on the team bus, creating a celebratory atmosphere. Anushka, known for her unwavering support for RCB during IPL matches, has been focusing on motherhood and personal endeavors. However, fans eagerly anticipate her return to the big screen in an upcoming film titled "Chakda Xpress," where she will portray cricketer Jhulan Goswami.
Speaking about the match, the fans witnessed an impressive display of batting skills from both sides. Heinrich Klaasen played a pivotal role for SRH, scoring a maiden IPL century and setting a commendable target of 186 runs for RCB.
However, Kohli, along with Faf du Plessis, dominated the SRH bowlers with a monumental opening partnership of 172 runs. Their exceptional collaboration shifted the momentum firmly in RCB's favor.
Kohli's century was a true spectacle to behold, as he struck 12 boundaries and four towering sixes. His relentless pursuit of excellence was highlighted by completing his century with a six, leaving fans in awe of his prowess. In achieving this feat, Kohli now shares the record for the most centuries in IPL history with Chris Gayle, both boasting six remarkable tons.
After the Match
Speaking at the post-match presentation, an elated Virat Kohli praised his partnership with du Plessis, drawing parallels with his camaraderie with AB de Villiers. The duo's ability to motivate and inspire each other on the field has been instrumental in RCB's success this season. Kohli also commended du Plessis' wealth of international experience, acknowledging his significant impact on the team.
With one league match remaining against the Gujarat Titans on Sunday, RCB aims to solidify its position in the playoffs. Kohli has a stellar record against the defending champions, having amassed 131 runs in just two innings. Fans eagerly anticipate whether Kohli can maintain his scintillating form and propel RCB further in their quest for IPL glory.
The IPL 2023 season continues to captivate cricket enthusiasts worldwide, as each match showcases the incredible talent and excitement the tournament is renowned for. With Virat Kohli leading from the front, RCB's prospects in the playoffs look promising, and fans eagerly await the next chapter in this thrilling cricketing saga.