Pakistan cricketers wish Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli on ‘new innings in life’
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Pakistan cricketers wish Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli on ‘new innings in life’

Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Amir were among the many Pakistan cricketers who wished Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on their wedding.

cricket Updated: Dec 12, 2017 16:08 IST
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Virat Kohli (L) and Anushka Sharma during their wedding in Florence. Top Pakistan cricketers have wished the newly-married duo.(PTI)

The Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma wedding has been the talk of town since the news broke on Monday and wishes have been pouring in for the couple since then. From Bollywood celebrities to Indian cricket team stars, social media is filled with messages for Virat and Anushka after they tied the knot in a private ceremony in Florence (the capital city of Tuscany) in Italy.

However, the messages were not just confined to India as several Pakistan cricketers also took to Twitter to wish the newly-married couple.

Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Amir congratulated Virat Kohli on the auspicious occasion while former pacer Shoaib Akhtar wished him luck for the ‘new innings of his life’. Here’s a look at the wishes from across the border -

The Indian cricket team skipper took to Twitter on Monday to announce the news of his wedding.

“Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey.”, Virat Kohli tweeted.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on 21st December which will be followed by a reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on 26th December.

The newly wed couple will travel to South Africa where Virat Kohli will start prepping for the upcoming series and Anushka will spend New Year’s Eve with him and return in the first week of January to begin the next schedule of Anand L Rai’s film with Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai.

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Virat Kohli is quite popular in Pakistan and although he has played some tremendous knocks against them, the public has always adored the Indian cricket team skipper.

Last year, during the ‘Independence Cup’ between the ICC World XI and Pakistan in Lahore, a lot of fans complained about Virat Kohli’s absence and a local policeman grabbed all the headlines when he showed up with a placard that read, “Kohli, marry me”.

First Published: Dec 12, 2017 12:19 IST