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Anushka Sharma and myself come from similar backgrounds, says Virat Kohli

Kohli recently received the prestigious Khel Ratna.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Captain of the Indian Cricket Team Virat Kohli has always spoken about difficulties celebrities face around not being able to stay in their space. But ever since he got married to Anushka Sharma, Kohli has got used to the constant attention and has said how Anushka has been helpful when dealing with such scenarios.

While Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have had a star-studded wedding, which saw the who’s who of Bollywood as well as Indian cricket all under one roof, the couple has also been supportive of each other. Kohli, in particular, has been vocal about how his wife has been an important aspect of his success as a cricketer. He also spoke about the presence of Anushka Sharma in his life, especially when it comes to understanding difficult situations.

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Anushka and I get along very well: Kohli

“That was one of the reasons why we got along so well, to be able to understand each other’s mindset and the demands of being in such a position. And also the fact that we are so similar in terms of the backgrounds we have. People do not understand us at all. They think we live a fairytale life and things are only of royal standards, but in reality, we are really normal people,” Virat Kohli was quoted as saying during an interview with Wisden Cricket Monthly.

“We are in the public eye so it seems too far-fetched for the public to connect with, but we lead a very simple life at home. And that’s how we like to live. We do something that is in the public eye but we never chose to be recognised in this way,” he added.

Virat has had a stellar series against England with the bat. Following a complete failure against the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad in 2014, Kohli came back to England a much-improved batsman, who had an answer to almost everything that the English threw at him. The skipper was imperious and ended with a staggering 593 runs from the 5 Tests he played.

Although India lost the series 1-4, Virat’s dominance with the bat was one of several positives they could take away from the series. Virat Kohli has been rested for the ongoing Asia Cup and has delegated captaincy duties to Rohit Sharma. He also received the prestigious Khel Ratna on Tuesday.

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