By Aashima Talwar Last Updated:
He is the wonder boy of the cricket world and she is one of the finest actresses that Bollywood has today. And together, they make one of the most beautiful and adorable couples of the country. Yes, you guessed it right! We are talking about none other than the newlyweds, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma.
Their relationship came out in the public eye with Virat’s tweet appreciating his ‘love’, Anushka’s performance in her movie, NH10, and the two clearly confirmed everything. Virat fondly calls his ladylove 'Nushki'. Seeing this couple together brings a smile on the faces of their fans.
We bring the beautiful love story of this young and vibrant couple for all their fans. After all the ups and downs in their relationship, they have come out as a strong couple who entered the new phase of their life by getting hitched in an intimate wedding on December 11, 2017, in Italy.
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Virat and Anushka met each other in 2013, as they worked together for a TV commercial. After this, the two became very ‘good friends’, and were even spotted together at various places. Of course, in no time, the rumours about these two dating each other started doing the rounds.
What further caught attention of all was when team India arrived at the Mumbai airport from its South Africa tour in January 2014. Instead of going with rest of the team to the designated hotel, Virat went to Anushka’s apartment. In fact, the actress herself had sent her car to receive him at the airport.
While these two lovebirds did not accept being in a relationship with each other initially, this did not stop them from missing out on any opportunity to spend time together. Anushka went to New Zealand in February 2014, and the Indian cricket team was also there for a tournament. They both were seen strolling around the city hand in hand, and very much in love.
Later in the year, Virat gave a surprise visit to Anushka in Sri Lanka, where she was busy shooting for Bombay Velvet. He also visited her on her 26th birthday in Udaipur, where she was shooting for the movie, PK.
They made their first public appearance in October 2014, where the two went to watch an Indian Super League game together.
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Although so many appearances together had left no one in doubt, the final acceptance from the couple came quite interstingly. After achieving a milestone in a match against Sri Lanka in November 2014, Virat blew a flying kiss towards Anushka, who was among the spectators.
In the same month, Virat even admitted to his relationship with Anushka at an event, and said:
"Whatever is there is out in the open, I have nothing to hide."
Anushka also accepted their relationship and gave a similar statement at another event. The actress said:
“We are not hiding anything. We are being two normal young people in a relationship.”
Virat and Anushka made their first official red carpet appearance together at the Vogue Beauty Awards, on July 21, 2015, in Mumbai. While the lovely lady looked stunning in a light yellow gown by Gauri and Nainika, Virat complemented her well in a black suit. The couple looked amazing as they posed for the shutterbugs. And, the best moment of the evening was when Anushka spoke to NDTV about her ‘handsome companion’ and said:
"He's my very, very good looking arm candy."
Well, that's not all about the sweet moments from this lovely evening. While accepting the 'Beauty of the Year' award, Anushka shared the candid compliment that she received from Virat, who said she looked like a nimbu (referring to her gorgeous light yellow gown).
While attempting to keep their relationship away from the media and under wraps, the two were often dragged into controversies. During the promotion of NH10, Anushka lost her cool as she was being grilled on questions related to her relationship with Virat, instead of being interviewed about the movie. Another one was when Virat went ahead and verbally abused a journalist after a practice session, confusing him with some other journalist who had written a story on him and Anushka in a leading daily. He later apologised to the journalist.
While these were some of the times when they fought with the world for each other, there also happened to be a time when they fought with each other.
As per various reports, Anushka’s sexy photo shoot for a men’s magazine cover did not go well with Virat and he showed his displeasure towards it to his lady. Reportedly, they had a major fight on this over the phone, but soon cleared things up.
In February 2016, there were reports that Virat and Anushka have taken a short break from their relationship to sort out the differences and focus on their work. Their fans were heartbroken as they thought it was an end to a beautiful relationship. But, the couple surprised everyone when they came together to attend the success bash of Sultan at Salman's residence. Maybe they had sorted out their differences!
But, only after a few months, the news of their breakup started doing the rounds again and this time the reasons were very serious. Apparently, Virat wanted to settle down, but Anushka wanted to focus on her career. This created a lot of differences between the otherwise happy couple. It was also reported that Virat's over-possessive nature is creating the rift between them and things are becoming worse. They kind of confirmed their breakup when the two unfollowed each other on Instagram. But, the following year, in December 2016, the couple was back together. They walked hand-in-hand for Yuvraj and Hazel's wedding.
The two went separate ways in the starting of 2016 to only come back together as a stronger couple by the end of the same year. Their love for each other was so true that they could not live without each other.
The couple patched up after a few months and were seen having a good time at Yuvraj and Hazel's wedding in December. The couple also danced their heart out on the song Gori Naal Ishq Mitha and looked absolutely adorable!
In case you missed their dhamakedar dance, you can take a look HERE
Even after the two parted ways, Virat stood up for Anushka like a true gentleman! Everyone must be aware of the backlash that Anushka used to recieve whenever Virat failed to perform on-field. However, they both did not comment about it in public ever. Soon after the breakup, Virat's performance improved on the field and people started posting negative things about Anushka, how she was unlucky for him. To shut down all these trolls, Virat posted a powerful message on social media. Take a look at what he said:
"Shame on those people who have been having a go at anushka for the longest time and connecting every negative thing to her. Shame on those people calling themselves educated. Shame on blaming and making fun of her when she has no control over what i do with my sport. If anything she has only motivated and given me more positivity. This was long time coming. Shame on these people that hide and take a dig. And i dont need any respect for this post. Have some compassion and respect her. Think of how your sister or girlfriend or wife would feel if someone trolled them and very conveniently rubbished them in public. #nocompassion #nocommonsense"
Both Virat and Anushka used to keep a tab on each other’s performances. And, Virat’s tweet, where he praised Anushka for her performance in NH10, clearly proves that. Take a look at what he said:
The actress, of course, was exhilarated with this appreciation and here is what she said in response:
One of the cutest things happened to this couple, when Australian commentator, Michael Slater, mistakenly addressed Anushka, as Virat Kohli’s wife, during the final day of the third test match between India and Australia, on December 2014, in Melbourne.
On some occasions, we loved to see the lovebirds wearing similar dog tag chains. Seems like these chains kept them connected whenever they were apart.
Also, in one of his interviews with a leading daily, Virat talked about what he loves most about Anushka:
"She is a lovely and simple person and she is as honest as well just like I am. And that is what I love about her the most. That is my biggest attraction towards her."
On the occasion of Valentine's day (2017), Virat posted this cutesy picture of them with a very beautiful caption, wishing his ladylove a very happy Valentine's day. Here is what the caption read:
"Everyday is a valentine day if you want it to be. You make everyday seem like one for me. @anushkasharma"
He is truly the best boyfriend any girl could ever wish for! On Women's Day, 2017, Virat posted something adorable on his Instagram. He posted a picture collage of his mother and Anushka, wishing the most important ladies in his life a very happy women's day. Take a look:
And, the caption read:
"Happy women's day to every woman out there, but specially to the two strongest women in my life. My mom for looking after the family in toughest times in life and @anushkasharma for fighting against the odds regularly and standing up for righteousness and changing the norms #happywomenday"
Another cute moment of Virat and Anushka happened recently. Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja started the trend of 'Break The Beard' where everyone had to take up the challenge of going clean shaved. Virat refused to take up the challenge because his ladylove Anushka loves to see him in beard. Cute isn't it? Virat posted this picture along with a caption that read:
“Sorry boys @hardikpandya_official @royalnavghan @rohitsharma45 but iam not ready to break the beard yet. Great job on the makeovers though. Kudos”
Anushka had a perfect reply to this post. She commented:
The couple also spent their New Year together and were spotted at Dehradun airport, holding hands, like any couple. The two spent quality time with each othe and their families in the hills of Uttarakhand.
They also grabbed eyeballs at cricketer Zaheer and Sagarika's engagement party. The two entered the party hand-in-hand, wearing colour-coordinated outfits. The two looked adorable together!
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As per various reports, Anushka and Virat at one point in 2015, were planning to take their relationship to the next level. The cricketer used to frequently visit Anushka at her Versova residence, whenever he was in Mumbai. And she had rented a flat near her Versova apartment, so that they couls spend some quality time with each other.
We told you that Virat and Anushka went for a private holiday in the hills of Uttarakhand to celebrate Christmas and New Year in 2016. Their holiday news made a lot of noise in the media and rumours of their engagement started doing the rounds. There were reports that the two are planning to exchange the rings in the presence of their family and friends on New Year's Eve. The couple refuted all these rumours by tweeting:
Although, the news of their engagement wasn't true, but they came back from that holiday as a stronger couple.
The adorable couple has been going strong for quite some time now and their fans are more than happy. Although, the two have never made any official announcement in the media about their relationship, as they say, actions speak louder than words. Their frequent appearances together have made it very clear that the two are head over heels in love with each other. Recently, Virat got candid about his ladylove in one of the interviews with Star Sports. In the interview, he confessed how Anushka was by his side all the time, during his most important moments. Talking about his special moments with Anushka, he said:
“I was in Mohali and there was a test series going on. I was with Anushka then, she had come to visit me. Surprisingly, when I was made Test Captain, then also she was in Melbourne with me. That was a very special moment we shared together.”
Virat further added:
"During the Mohali incident, they had spoken to me already. When I hung up the phone and told her, for me it was like a flashback..From the moment I started playing in my academy till the Mohali game. I was emotional, I was in tears because I had never thought that I will see this day. What was more beautiful was that, I was able to share it with Anushka. It was something that I will always remember."
Isn't it too sweet? We are in love with Virat and Anushka's chemistry as a couple. They are always by each other's side through thick and thin, in their professional and personal achievements.
Also, sometime back, Virat flew to New York to spend quality time with his ladylove Anushka. She was in New York to attend IIFA and Virat was also going to walk the red carpet along with her. Virat shared a cutesy picture of the two. Take a look:
And the caption read:
"Much needed break with my love."
After dating for almost 4 long years, the couple finally got hitched in a secret ceremony on December 11, 2017, in Tuscany, Italy. It was an intimate Hindu Wedding attended by the close family and friends of Virat and Anushka. Both Anushka and Virat wore Sabyasachi outfits on their D-day and looked flawless.
Well, we have to admit, this couple did bowl the nation over with their sweet gestures of love towards each other. And looking at their wedding pictures, all we can say is, they make us believe that fairytales do exist. Much love to 'Virushka'.