Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

At a promotional event for Puma earlier today in Bengaluru, cricketer Virat Kohli and his Bollywood actress wife Anushka Sharma were spotted playing badminton as a mixed doubles pair. Afterwards, the couple were also seen posing for the media and getting pictures clicked with the fans who were in attendance.

Just a day prior, Kohli was seen blowing a flying kiss towards Anushka Sharma during the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s win over Rajasthan Royals at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. This match also saw Virat Kohli stand-in as captain for RCB in back-to-back fixtures after giving up the role a couple of years ago.

Meanwhile, over the years, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have been doing commercials and appearing together at red carpets of various events. In fact, their first meeting happened in 2013, four years before marriage, at a commercial for a shampoo brand, Clear.

Kohli talked about their first interaction to De Villiers on Three Sixty YouTube channel and said, “I remember it was 2013. I had just been named the captain for the Zimbabwe Tour, I was excited. Then my manager called up about a TV commercial. He told me that I was shooting with Anushka Sharma. She was a well-established, one of the top actors. As soon as I heard that, I was shivering. I was so nervous. I was so, so tensed before walking on the set (of the ad shoot in 2013). I was thinking 'how am I going to say hi to her? What am I going to say?'. I was so completely out of it.”

“I was so completely out of it. I went there 5 minutes before her. I did not realise how tall she was. Out of my nervousness...First thing I told her, she was wearing a decent-high heels. The first thing I told her when I saw her heel was 'Didn't you get anything higher to wear?',” he added.

“She was like 'excuse me?'. It was so bad. I was so nervous. But then the shoot went on and I kind of figured out, along the whole day, she was a pretty normal person. We could connect on the same things that a usual middle-class household would experience. We really connected on those experiences,” he continued.