Former India captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma paid a visit to the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Kohli was a part of the squad for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and right a day after the conclusion of the third Test in Indore on Friday, Kohli and Anushka marked their attendance at the temple on Saturday morning.
“We came here to offer prayers and had a good ‘darshan’ at Mahakaleshwar temple,” Anushka said as per ANI. The video of their visiting the temple surfaced online and quickly went viral. They later offered prayers to Lord Shiva.
Watch the video below:
In the video, Kohli and Anushka can be seen sitting at a corner of the temple along with other devotees. Kohli can also be seen having an interaction with a priest.
Earlier this year, the couple also paid a visit to the ashrams in Rishikesh and Vrindavan with their daughter Vamika. In Vrindavan, they visited Neem Karoli Baba’s ashram, while in Rishikesh, they paid a visit to Swami Dayanand Ji Maharaj’s samadhi at Swami Dayanand Ashram.
Virat Kohli opens up about the “massive sacrifices” of Anushka Sharma
Known as a ‘power couple’, Kohli and Anushka do not shy away from expressing their admiration for each other. In a recent interview, Kohli talked about the sacrifices Anushka has made as a mother in the last two years. “The way things have been in the past two years, we have had our child, and, as a mother, the sacrifices that she made have been massive.
“Looking at her, I realized whatever problems I had were nothing. As far as expectations are concerned, as long as your family loves you for who you are, you don’t expect much because that is the basic requirement,” Kohli said in the recent Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) podcast.
Coming back to matches, Kohli did show a bit of his vintage self. He did contribute runs but Australian spinners continued to haunt him. Aussie youngster Todd Murphy trapped the 34-year-old three times, while leg spinner Matthew Kuhnemann made him his victim two times.
Though Kohli ended his century draught in white-ball cricket, he is yet to score his first century since his 136 against Bangladesh in November 2019. He registered scores of 12, 44, 20, 22, and 13 in the three matches. Whether he will play a huge innings will be seen in the next Test, starting March 9 in Ahmedabad.
Gouri Das is a cricket writer at FirstSportz. Despite always being a sporty kid, she disliked being inactive in one place for a long time to watch a match. But after the Ind vs Pak match of the 2016 Asia Cup, she rather got glued to the TV screen. That year she watched the major cricket tournaments, WWE matches, and the Olympics (especially Usain Bolt's races). After reading about the big names in tennis and becoming an ardent follower, she dreams of visiting Wimbledon one day.
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