Anushka pens heartfelt note for Virat after he steps down from Test captaincy
A day after India lost the series to South Africa 1-2 at Cape Town, Virat Kohli has stepped down as the Test captain. After the skipper took the decision, Bollywood producer-actor and Virat’s wife, Anushka Sharma, took to her Instagram account to write an extensive note for her husband.
In her note, the actress wrote about Virat Kohli’s journey over the years and praised him by saying that their daughter will learn from his experience and the good example he sets for her.
Anushka penned a heartwarming note that read, “I remember the day in 2014 when you told me that you have been made the captain as MS had decided to retire from test cricket. I remember MS, you & I having a chat later that day & him joking about how quickly your beard will start turning grey. We all had a good laugh about it. Since that day, I’ve seen more than just your beard turning grey. I’ve seen growth. Immense growth. Around you & within you. And yes, I am very proud of your growth as the captain of the Indian National Cricket team & what achievements the team had under your leadership. But I’m more proud of the growth you achieved within you.”
“In 2014 we were so young & naive. Thinking that just good intentions, positive drive & motives can take you ahead in life. They definitely do but, not without challenges. A lot of these challenges that you faced were not always on the field. But then, this is life right? It tests you in places where you least expect it to but where you need it the most,” she further added.
The she went on to saying how proud she is of him for not letting anything come in the way of your good intentions and led by example. He gave winning on field with every ounce of his energy to the extent that after some losses she has sat next to him as he sheds tears wondering if he could have done something more.
Anushka further noted, “This is who you are & this is what you expected from everyone. You’ve been unconventional & straightforward. Pretence is your foe & this is what makes you great in my eyes & the eyes of your admirers. Because underneath all this were your pure, unadulterated intentions always. And not everyone will be able to truly understand that. Like I’ve said, truly blessed are those who tried to get to know you beneath what meets the eye. You are not perfect & have your flaws but then again when did you ever try to conceal that?”
She lauded her husband some more by stating, “What you did was to always stand up for doing the right thing, the harder thing, always! You held on to nothing with greed, not even this position & I know that. Because when one holds on to something so tightly they limit themselves & you, my love, are limitless.”
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Anushka Sharma is an Indian actor and producer who has appeared in several films such as Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, PK, Band Baaja Baaraat, Sultan, Ae Dil Hai Mushki, etc. She was last seen in 2018 film Zero, along side Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. As a producer her last project was the Netflix film Bulbbul and it was a massive success.
The actress will be next seen in Chakda Xpress, which is inspired by the life and times of former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami. The film will release on OTT platform.