Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma meet Roger Federer at the Australian Open
Kohli ends the Australian summer in style.
Updated - Jan 19, 2019 3:29 pm
India captain Virat Kohli gave a grand finishing touch to his memorable tour of Australia this summer with his side by attending a game of ace tennis player Novak Djokovic in the ongoing Australian Open tournament. Visiting the Melbourne Park with actress wife Anushka Sharma, Kohli also met Swiss tennis star Roger Federer and posed for photographs with the icon who is defending his 2018 title in the year’s first Grand Slam.
Kohli and Anushka went to see games in another sport a day after India beat Australia in the third ODI in Melbourne to win the three-game series 2-1. They lost the first match in Sydney but won two on the trot to register their first-ever bilateral series victory on the Australian soil in the 50-over format. The ODI series victory came a fortnight after Kohli’s men beat Australia 2-1 in a three-Test series.
Kohli next leads India in ODIs and T20Is in New Zealand
Kohli later tweeted his photos with Anushka Sharma and the duo’s with the Federer and captioning it, “An amazing way to finish the Australian summer”. The ace batsman will now lead India in a five-ODI and three-T20I series in New Zealand, taking yet another step in the run-up to the World Cup due in England in May-July.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 19, 2019
Federer will be playing Greece’s Stephanos Tsitsipas at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena in the Round of 16 on Sunday. On Saturday, Serbian Djokovic defeated Canada’s Dennis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 in the third round to advance to the fourth round. His next opponent in the Round of 16 is Russian Daniil Medvedev who he will meet on Monday.
Coming back to cricket, MS Dhoni scored three back-to-back half-centuries India win the ODI series and bagged the man of the series award. Though he was criticised even after scoring a fifty in the first ODI in Sydney, Dhoni came back strongly with two unbeaten half-century knocks in Adelaide and Melbourne to transform the brickbats into bouquets overnight.