Indian batting star Virat Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma has touched down South Africa as a few photos of her went viral on social media. With Kohli set to play the 2nd Test against the Proteas at Newlands in Cape Town, Anushka Sharma should likely be present at the venue to watch her husband grace the game.
Anushka was present in almost all of India's matches during the 2023 World Cup, including the final and semi-final. The 35-year-old Bollywood actress cheered animatedly when Kohli picked up a rare ODI wicket during the match against the Netherlands in Bengaluru. Simultaneously, she embraced Kohli after India's heartbreaking defeat in the 2023 World Cup final in Ahmedabad.
Virat Kohli shines but Team India tumble to an innings defeat at Centurion:
Meanwhile, Team India had a forgettable outing against South Africa in the 1st Test at Centurion as the Proteas beat the tourists inside 3 days. The hosts put India under pressure from the outset, taking out the top 3 cheaply. A fighting hundred from KL Rahul gave India a first-innings total of 245.
Nevertheless, the bowlers failed to exploit the favourable conditions as Dean Elgar led the way with a marathon innings of 185. The likes of Tony de Zorzi, David Bedingham, and Marco Jansen also made critical contributions to give the Proteas a sizeable lead of 163.
To follow an enterprising 38 in the first innings, Kohli played another magnificent knock of 76 before a blinder from Kagiso Rabada saw his back. The tourists were skittled for 131 and went down 0-1 down in the series.