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Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma invite PM Narendra Modi to their wedding party

Virat Kohli married Anushka Sharma in Italy last week. The duo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite him to their wedding reception on December 21.

cricket Updated: Dec 21, 2017 09:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Virat Kohli,Anushka Sharma,Narendra Modi
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and his Bollywood star wife Anushka Sharma met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PIB)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and his Bollywood star wife Anushka Sharma on their wedding. Virat and Anushka tied the knot in Florence, Italy, on December 11.

Virat and Anushka invited PM Modi to their wedding reception in Delhi on Thursday. Kohli has taken a break from his Indian cricket team duties and is not playing the limited overs series currently under way with Sri Lanka (LIVE SCORECARD of 1st T20)

Virat Kohli’s next assignment will be leading the Indian team on the long tour of South Africa starting with the first Test in Cape Town on January 5. Anushka, too, will resume her shooting obligations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present at the reception of former India spinner Harbhajan Singh’s wedding with actor Geeta Basra in the Capital in November 2015.

On Wednesday, Kohli dethroned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to become the most valuable celebrity brand in the country, with a brand value of USD 144 million registering a growth of 56 per cent from last year, according to a report.

This increase is primarily driven by his growing endorsement fees, on-field performances and rise in popularity index, according to the Duff & Phelps report Rise of the Millennials: India’s Most Valuable Celebrity Brands.

“For the first time since we began publishing our rankings, Shah Rukh Khan has slipped from the top ranking and been replaced by Virat Kohli. Kohli is now the first choice of brands to engage and attract consumers, fuelled by his extraordinary on-field performances and off-field charisma,” Duff & Phelps managing director and region leader - India, Japan and Southeast Asia Varun Gupta said.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Dec 20, 2017 21:22 IST