India captain Virat Kohli played one of the most knocks in the history of the T20 World Cup to help India beat Pakistan in a thriller at the MCG. Actor Anushka Sharma penned a heartwarming note for her husband after his heroic knock.
You beauty: Anushka Sharma pens emotional note for heroic Kohli (AP Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: India star Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma, after the game, took to Instagram and penned a short, heartwarming message for her husband, who once and for all silenced the critics, with his heroic knock against Pakistan in the Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the MCG.
Kohli struck an imperious half-century and Ravichandran Ashwin was cool at the death as India secured a four-wicket win on the final ball against arch-rivals Pakistan at the T20 World Cup on Sunday in front of a huge Melbourne Cricket Ground crowd.
Pakistan’s spin-bowling all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz had a final over to forget, gifting India two wides and a no-ball before Ashwin coolly blasted the winning run over mid-off as India chased down 160 for victory. Man-of-the-match Kohli was magnificent, driving India to the brink of victory with 82 not out after digging the team out of trouble in a brilliant partnership with Hardik Pandya (40).
“You beauty!! You freaking beauty!! You have brought sooooo much joy in peoples lives tonight and that too on the eve of Diwali!,” Anushka Sharma wrote an Instagram post for her husband Virat Kohli.
“You are a wonderful wonderful man my love. Your grit, determination and belief is mind boggling !! I have just watched the best match of my life I can say and although our daughter is too small to understand why her mother was dancing around and screaming wildly in the room, one day she will understand that her dad played his best innings that night which followed after a phase that was tough on him but he came out of it stronger and wiser than ever before! So proud of you !! Your strength is contagious and you my love, are LIMITLESS!! Love you forever and through thick and thin,” Anushka’s post read.
Kohli thrashed back-to-back sixes in the penultimate over against Haris Rauf to push India within 15 runs of victory from the final six balls. With Kohli off strike, Nawaz had Pandya caught in close with a miscued slog to break a 113-run partnership.
Kohli took back the strike and hit a six off a no-ball as the wheels fell off for Nawaz, who then bowled a wide. Kohli was bowled off the free hit on the next ball but the ball rattled for three byes off the stumps. With two balls left and two runs required, Nawaz had Dinesh Karthik stumped but bowled a wide on what would have been the last ball of the over. Ashwin cleared the in-field with a calm finish to complete the win, sending Indian fans into a frenzy.
Rohit Sharma ran onto the ground as he celebrated India’s victory, lifting Virat Kohli on his shoulders. The former captain was in tears as he struggled to pull his emotions inside after their 5-wicket victory on Sunday in Melbourne.
Oct 23, 2022