Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma on Monday took to Instagram to congratulate her husband Virat Kohli for leading the Indian team to register a historic win against Australia. Reacting to the Indian cricket team’s first ever Test series against Australia on their soil, an ecstatic Anushka said that she was proud of her ‘love’ Virat Kohli. Her congratulatory message for the Indian cricket captain also had a veiled message for haters, who attacked the couple in the past.
She wrote, “They came. They conquered !! History written and created by this bunch !!
Huge congratulations to all players, coaching unit and support staff ; it takes undying perseverance & solid conviction to focus on what’s important and shut out the rest .🇮🇳🙏 So so happy and proud of you my love Virat Kohli.”
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They came. They conquered !! History written and created by this bunch !! Huge congratulations to all players, coaching unit and support staff ; it takes undying perseverance & solid conviction to focus on what’s important and shut out the rest .🇮🇳🙏 So so happy and proud of you my love @virat.kohli ❤️
The couple, who got married last year, have been at the receiving end of trolls for varied reasons. First, both Anushka and Kohli had faced incessant criticism after the latter shared a video of his wife chiding a citizen for throwing litter on a Mumbai road.
Later in the year, Kohli was hung, drawn and quartered by critics after he asked one of his fans to leave India and settle abroad because he said that the Indian captain was an overrated cricketer and he admired cricketers from Australia and England. Kohli was asked by fans and experts to stop sounding like a BJP spokesperson.
Among those condemning Kohli for his controversial statement was the chess legend, Viswanathan Anand, who felt that the Indian captain had perhaps ‘lost control.’ “He got a bit emotional and he just said the first thing that came to his mind,” Anand had said.
India on Monday beat Australia in the four-Test series 2-1 after the Sydney Test ended in a draw due to bad weather. This is the first ever Test series win by the visitors against the Aussies in Australia.