2016: A happy year for Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

first_imgIt has been a breakout year for India Test captain Virat Kohli. With 2595 runs, seven hundreds, which include three double centuries, and 13 fifties, Kohli bulldozed the most potent bowling attacks and enforced his supremacy.He scored 1215 runs in 12 Tests, 739 runs in 10 ODIs and 641 runs in 15 T20 internationals this year as his average went above 50 in all three formats of the game. (Virat Kohli made 2016 a year to remember)While Kohli’s stupendous on-field success captured the imagination of millions of fans, the cricketer also had a successful year off the field.The 28-year-old Kohli and his rumoured girlfriend, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, had a fitting end to the year, both personally and professionally.Kohli led India to Test series wins over West Indies, New Zealand and England, ensuring that the team finished on top of the ICC Test rankings, while Anushka delivered two blockbusters in Sultan and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. (Virat Kohli in Uttarakhand to celebrate Christmas with Anushka Sharma)Sultan, which had Salman Khan essaying the title role, went on to gross approximately Rs 584 crores worldwide and became the fourth-highest grossing Indian film of all time while Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which starred Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan alongside Anushka, made Rs 237.54 crores worldwide.However, the year did not start off well for the celebrity couple as reports in February had suggested that they had broken up. Later, when Kohli unfollowed Anushka on Twitter and Instagram, it more or less confirmed the news. (Virat Kohli is twice as aggressive as I was: Sourav Ganguly)advertisementBoth Kohli and Anushka, who have always remained tight-lipped about their relationship, didn’t reveal any reasons for the rumoured break-up.However, their reported split did not deter Kohli from showing support for Anushka.Kohli, in a tweet in March 2016, slammed the trolls for targeting Anushka for his poor performance on the field. The tweet got Retweeted over 39,000 times and got more than 1.07 lakh likes.Shame on people for trolling @AnushkaSharma non-stop. Have some compassion. She has always only given me positivity pic.twitter.com/OBIMA2EZKu Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 28, 2016And in April, the couple was spotted together on a dinner date in Mumbai, spreading rumours that they were again back together. Later, Kohli re-followed Anushka on Twitter and Instagram.While the couple kept the rumour mills busy with occasional outings, they maintained a safe distance from the media and avoided questions on the personal life.In October, Kohli and Anushka spent the Diwali evening together at an Indian Super League match, cheering for FC Goa, which is co-owned by the cricketer. (Expecting Virat Kohli to achieve much more: Chris Gayle)In November, Anushka joined Kohli for his birthday celebrations on November 5 in Rajkot, where India were playing a Test match against England.Later in the month, the couple were seen having a blast at cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s marriage with Bollywood actress Hazel Keech in Goa. Numerous videos popped up on social media, showing the couple dancing with Yuvraj and Hazel.And after a resounding success against England in the Test series, Kohli travelled to Uttarakhand to spend Christmas with Anushka.last_img read more