While it's raining weddings in Bollywood, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma celebrate one year of togetherness. On this date last year, our most loved couple Virushka (as fans lovingly call them) tied the knot in a secret ceremony at Tuscany, Italy. It feels like only yesterday when we all were taken aback by their fairytale wedding and beautiful chemistry; however, no one spent much time in knowing how things really unfolded between them.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma proudly became ‘Virushka’ last year, on this day
He is the wonder boy of cricket and she is one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood; it's like a match made in heaven. But just like the latter's movies, their love story was not at all an easy one. There were butterflies and romantic gestures but there were also controversies and tears.
Today, on the happy occasion of their first wedding anniversary, we bring to you the beautiful love story of this young and vibrant couple.
When they first met
The now happily married couple first met each other in 2013 while working on a television commercial together. The two began very good friends and soon started hanging out together, which led to the of course dating rumours!
However, what caught everyone's attention was that when team India arrived at the Mumbai airport from their South Africa tour in January 2014, Kohli did not go to the designated hotel with his other team members but headed straight to Anushka Sharma's residence. In fact, she even sent her car to receive him!
The Love Game begins
Till the time they did not get married, Virat and Anushka never accepted their relationship in front of the world. But that doesn't mean they didn't spend time together. Apparently, Sharma travelled to New Zealand in February 2014 when team India was there for a tournament. Later, pictures of them strolling around the city hand-in-hand went viral on many fan pages.
Later that year, Virat paid a surprise visit to his lady love in Sri Lanka on the sets of Bombay Velvet and in Udaipur for her 26th birthday, when she was shooting for Aamir Khan starrer PK! The same year, Virushka made their first-ever public appearance in October at the Indian Super League game.
While there was no doubt that the two were seeing each other, the final acceptance came rather interestingly. Everyone remembers that scene! It was after Virat had created a milestone in a match against Sri Lanka in November 2014, he blew a flying kiss towards Anushka, who was among the spectators. He even admitted their relationship and said, "Whatever is there is out in the open, I have nothing to hide." Making a similar statement, Sharma said, “We are not hiding anything. We are being two normal young people in a relationship.”
The couple never wanted to create headlines because of their personal life. Doing the same, Anushka lost her calm during the promotions of NH10 when journalists kept asking questions related to her relationship with Virat, instead of being interested in the film. Virat, on the other hand, verbally abused a journalist as he confused him with some other journalist, who had written a story about them. Later, he apologised to the journalist.
This doesn't mean that the world wasn't able to make them fight with themselves. According to reports, Anushka's sultry photo shoot for a men's magazine did not go well with Virat, who shared his displeasure with the same.
In February 2016, there were reports that Virushka have called it quits for some time and have decided to focus on their respective work. While the world was heartbroken, things turned for the better as they together attended the success part of Sultan at Salman's residence.
Despite all this, reports of their break-up started doing the rounds once again. 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.
Throughout the relationship of Anushka and Virat one thing has always remained constant; dedication towards their career. Soon paparazzi stopped getting hold of the celebrity duo and rumors of their break-up once again started making rounds. However, Virat was concentrating on training his body and mind into becoming the ‘run-machine’ that he is today. And as expected, Chiku performed tremendously well during 2016 T20 matches.
The poor celebrity-couple, Virushka had to pay the price of fame. Soon after Virat displayed improved skills on the ground, his fans started memes criticizing Pari actress as a bad-luck for Indian cricketer Kohli and that the reason behind his improved performance is their break-up. Our beloved Chiku did not hesitate in standing against the same. Cricketer Virat took it to his official Twitter account for posting about the same. And it was well-evident that famous cricketer and highest run-scoring batsman Virat Kohli is in love with actress Anushka Sharma and will always stand by her.
Have a look at the tweet below:
Although, the cricketer-actor duo never publically admitted about their love until their wedding was announced but their relationship was well-evident with their social media interactions. NH10 hit-maker Anushka Sharma received a congratulation tweet from ace cricketer and beau Virat which read: Just watched NH10 and i am blown away. What a brilliant film and specially an outstanding performance by my love @AnushkaSharma. SO PROUD:)
It is also said that Anushka once had a rented flat in Versova where Virat used to frequently visit whenever he was in Mumbai. The couple shared an outstanding bond which had no connection with their stardom and yet was most affected by it. Non-stop rumors and a busy-schedule consumed a lot of time for the celebrity-duo.
But Virushka loved each-others company so much that the couple spent 2016’s New Year’s holidays together in Dehradun Uttrakhand. And that was it, the whole world knew that ‘Virushka’ is the ‘It’ couple of India. All the leading media groups began making news with headlines saying that ‘Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma to get engaged soon’. Unfortunately, the rumors weren’t true but Virat and Anushka became a stronger couple after their vacation in Uttrakhand.
After dating and loving each other for 4 years; Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma finally decided to tie the knot on 11th December, 2017 with a Big Fat star-studded wedding in Tuscany, Italy. Both the celebrities looked fabulous in exclusive attires designed by Sabyasachi. Since then the ‘It’ couple of the nation; Virat and Anushka Sharma Kohli, has been inseparable and more dedicated towards their professions.
Let us all wish a very happy anniversary to the cutest and most successful couple of the year; Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli. We wish you stay happy and together till centuries to come. Please, leave your wishes for the celebrity-couple in the comment’s section below. And stay tuned for more entertainment related updates.