Kohli Shares How He and Anushka Sharma Started
The story of how Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma fell in love is one that never gets old. The power couple has always been open about their love story and shared anecdotes about their early interactions on numerous occasions.
And this time, the Indian cricket team captain shared an interesting tidbit about his initial conversations with his now-wife during a chat with his buddy and former South African batsman AB de Villiers.
Kohli revealed that he was quite nervous before meeting Anushka for the first time on the sets of an ad shoot in 2013. He had just been named captain for the Zimbabwe tour and was thrilled to be shooting with the talented actor.
How the First Meeting Went
However, as soon as he heard that he was going to work with one of the top actresses in the industry, Kohli admits to feeling completely out of his depth. He was so nervous that he didn't know how to say hi to her or what to say.
As fate would have it, Kohli's nervousness got the better of him, and he ended up making an awkward statement that had Anushka raising an eyebrow in surprise. When he saw her high heels, he blurted out, "Didn't you get anything higher to wear?"
Needless to say, this wasn't the best way to start a conversation, but over the course of the shoot, Kohli and Anushka discovered that they had much in common. Despite this initial hiccup, Kohli continued to stay in touch with Anushka.
Another Amusing Moment for Kohli
The former India captain also shared an amusing incident that happened between them when they started going out a couple of times. Kohli sent Anushka a message in which he said that when he used to be single, he used to do this and that. Anushka's reply to him was, "What do you mean you used to be?".
Kohli revealed that he had already decided in his mind that they were dating, and the message he sent was just an expression of that. However, he acknowledged that it was a little awkward at the time. But eventually, Anushka found him to be a decent guy, and they began dating officially.
How the Relationship Developed
Kohli revealed that their dating didn't happen instantly. He explained that he and Anushka spoke for a long time and eventually became friends.
Kohli further explained that he felt an instant connection with her when they started talking. "I figured out that she was a normal person, and when we got talking, I realized our background was so similar. From there on we became friends, and then gradually we started dating, it didn't happen instantly," he said.
Kohli and Anushka tied the knot in December 2017 and welcomed their daughter Vamika in January 2021. The power couple has always been supportive of each other's professional and personal lives, and they manage to take some time off for vacations amid their busy schedules.
Kohli will be seen in action in the final ODI of a three-match series against Australia in Chennai on March 22.