Following a remarkable run at the ICC World Cup 2023, the Indian cricket team faced a heartbreaking defeat in the final against Australia. The match took place at Narendra Modi stadium, where Australia successfully chased down a target of 240 in 43 overs, shattering the hopes of billions of fans.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli avoid the paparazzi in Mumbai
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have returned to Mumbai after the disheartening loss. Spotted at the private airport in the city, Virat, clad in a black t-shirt, light blue denims, and a beige cap, appeared composed. Anushka, adorned in an elegant off-white salwar suit, mirrored a solemn demeanour. Despite the gloomy atmosphere, they acknowledged the paparazzi, with Virat responding to a heartfelt ‘well played’ from the photographers. Greeting their staff, the couple swiftly made their way to their awaiting car, accompanied by Anushka's mother, as captured in a video circulating online.
Post-match, a poignant moment unfolded as Anushka consoled a dejected Virat Kohli. A photo shared on the social platform X depicted Anushka embracing the cricket star in the aftermath of the final. Anushka, along with other family members of the Indian cricket team, including Bollywood figure Athiya Shetty, supported Virat during the match. Athiya, the wife of KL Rahul, has been a steadfast support for her husband throughout the tournament.
Prior to their airport sighting, a video surfaced, revealing Anushka visibly upset in the stands during the final overs of the match. The actress, surrounded by tension, fought back tears as she awaited the conclusion of the game.
Virat Kohli's run at ICC CWC 2023
Despite the heart-wrenching loss, Virat Kohli's performance in the tournament was exceptional. Notably, he scored a century in the World Cup semi-finals match, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's record for the most centuries. Virat made history by becoming the sole cricketer in ODI history to achieve 50 centuries. His outstanding contribution earned him the title of Player of the Tournament.