Virat Kohli Recalls Being Nervous During 1st Meeting With Anushka Sharma, Shares He Made A Lame Joke

In a recent interview with RCB Podcast, Virat Kohli opened up about his first meeting with Anushka Sharma and shared how they started dating each other.


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Virat Kohli Recalls Being Nervous During 1st Meeting With Anushka Sharma, Shares He Made A Lame Joke

When it comes to celebrity couples, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are considered the most glamorous ones in India. While Kohli plays his magic on the cricket field, Anushka is one of the leading actresses in Bollywood. It's been over five years since the duo tied the nuptial knot with each other, and looking at their chemistry makes us wonder how the two fell in love as they come from different industries.

Virat Kohli on his first interaction with his wife, Anushka Sharma

Recently, Virat Kohli opened up about his first interaction with his wife, Anushka Sharma, and shared how they started dating each other. In a casual conversation with his former Royal Challengers Bangalore team-mate and close friend, AB de Villiers, on his show, The 360 Show, Virat revealed that he first met Anushka during an ad shoot in 2013. Talking about the same, Kohli revealed that he was extremely nervous and added:

"I remember this was 2013, I was just named captain for the Zimbabwe tour. My manager came to me and told me that I was going to shoot with Anushka Sharma. As soon as I heard this, I was so nervous. Like how the hell am I gonna do this? I was really nervous."

Virat Kohli recalls the 'awkward' first meeting with Anushka

The cricketer shared that he was terrified after meeting Anushka since she was a famous actress at the time. As Virat had no clue how to approach her, he made a lame joke about her shoes to break the ice between them. However, when they started talking, they gradually connected and became friends after a few hangouts. Elaborating on the same, Virat said:

"Out of nervousness, I didn't realise how tall she was. So the first thing I told her when I saw her heels was, 'Didn't you get anything higher to wear?' and she was like 'Excuse me?' It was so bad, I was so nervous. But then 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." 

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

Virat Kohli talks about his pre-relationship days with Anushka Sharma

Virat Kohli further went on to reveal that he and Anushka didn't start dating immediately and added that they hung out for a few months. Talking about their pre-relationship days, Kohli revealed how he sent an awkward text to the actress, as he assumed that they were dating each other. Recalling Anushka's reaction to the same, he said:

"It was not like we started dating immediately. We spoke for a long time. I thought I was dating her already. We had hung out for a few months, and I remember, one day I sent her this message. 'When I used to be single, I used to do this and that..’ She is like ‘What do you mean you used to be?’. I had already decided in my mind that we were dating. That was again a little awkward. But then eventually, she found me to be a decent guy." 

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's relationship

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot on December 11, 2017, in an intimate wedding ceremony held in Italy. Their wedding is considered one of the most lavish and dreamy weddings of all time. On January 11, 2021, Virat and Anushka embraced parenthood for the first time with the arrival of their daughter, Vamika Sharma Kohli. Time and again, Virat and Anushka have spoken about how they are each other's support system and have helped one another in their respective personal and professional lives. 

On the work front, Anushka Sharma was last seen in the film, Zero.

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