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September 05, 2019 12:46
Virat Reveals How He Behaved like 'Fool' When He First Met Anushka

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Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are one among the most-talked-about couples in India and ever abroad. From their romance to their Italian wedding, the couple never failed to amaze their fans.

Though Anushka has spoken regarding her romance and marriage with Virat on several occasions, the cricketer rarely opened up about it.  

And, Virat put everyone in surprise with speaking to American television sports reporter Graham Bensinger about his relationship with Anushka. He said how he was nervous one when the duo first met.  

“The first time I met her I cracked a joke immediately. I was very nervous and that’s why I cracked a joke because I didn’t know what to do. I was standing on sets and was being all nervous and jittery. I thought I was being funny (when I cracked that joke), and I said something which wasn’t probably the right thing to say. She is tall and she was wearing heels (makes a gesture which isn’t too much) and she was being told that I am not that tall, I am not 6 feet plus or something... she walked in with heels and was looking taller than me and I was like 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 for myself. I was such a fool, to be honest. She was so confident, she is on sets regularly.”

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Talking about how he and Anusha share many similar qualities, Virat said: “She is also from a similar background as me. We come from middle-class families, made it in their respective careers, worked hard, got to a certain stage. In hindsight, when we look into our lives, they were going at the same pace but in totally different worlds. The timelines of my debut are 2008, the timeline of her starting her first film, shooting for it was 2008 August. We met in 2013 and outlives have been so similar in totally different worlds and then we got along so well. We were talking real things, we were talking things that a lot of people don’t connect with, only if you have seen that life will you understand what we are talking about. So the connect was there immediately.”

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Talking about the first date, he said, “It was pretty traditional; we would go out for meals. Eventually, you didn’t really have to ask out because both of us knew we liked spending time with each other. I don’t even remember when we thought ‘okay this is the time when the transition is happening’, it was so organic and natural. And it kept getting stronger and stronger. We knew that we just wanted to be with each other.”

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Explaining how Virat proposed her ladylove, he said that it just happened. And, at that moment one of his friends along with the crew spoke about how Virat and Anushka’s friend circle knew that the wedding would take place. As soon as it happened, they all got together at Virat’s home and he said that he needed to tell something to them. Then, he said that he is getting married and they were that ‘okay, we know’. And then he added ‘but in two months’.

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Virat said the wedding happened in a well-organized way and as he was in the middle of the series, Anushka was the one who figured the location and she also mentioned that we need to keep it pretty confidential with just 42 people attending the wedding including friends and family. In addition, security set up was in place. Before the wedding in Italy, the couple had a celebration for their industry and cricketer friends.  

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Speaking about the couple’s honeymoon in Finland, Virat said: “So we go to Finland. We were hoping to see the Northern Lights but we just could not because it was snowing for all three days but we were just fascinated and taken aback with the whole place. It was pure and white and snow all over and so clean. There was literally no pollution and so few people around. Then we went to the coffee shop once. So we enter the place and we are like okay this is one place where we haven’t met one person from India yet. We are not getting noticed by anyone. This pure freedom and suddenly I look around and I look in the corner and there’s a Sikh guy with a turban and I just looked away. I got my coffee and I was trying to hide from him. I told Anushka I saw a guy and she was like ‘no way, all the way in Finland’. Then that guy noticed us and came to us and said ‘so good to see you guys and my last name is also Kohli’. I was like what are the chances of seeing one Indian guy all the way in Finland and his last name is the same as mine. I was like when are we going to a place where we don’t get noticed at all. Yeah, but it was funny.”

Anusha Sharma and Virat Kohli married on 11 December 2017, in Italy followed by a grand reception in New Delhi and also another one in Mumbai.

By Sowmya Sangam

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