Anushka Sharma hugged Virat Kohli as India lost to Australia in the World Cup final. Messages of support came in for Men in Blue after the loss.
Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty were seen supporting their husbands, Virat Kohli and Kl Rahul, at the World Cup final. (Pic: PTI)
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Anushka Sharma and Athiya Shetty mirrored the emotions of all of India as they sat in the pavilion moments before India lost the crucial World Cup 2023 final to Australia on Sunday in Ahmedabad. However, Anushka was all the support that husband and cricketer Virat Kohli needed as she hugged the devastated cricketer. Team India, which has put on a spectacular show during the World Cup 2023 campaign, received messages of support from across the country, including Bollywood celebs.
Anushka and Athiya were present at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, and were seen cheering on their husbands; Athiya is married to cricketer KL Rahul. Both also gave standing ovations as Virat and Rahul hit their respective half centuries. Anushka Sharma was spotted hugging Virat after the match at the stadium. The pictures that have gone viral show them together with Virat’s back to the camera.
Sunel Shetty, father-in-law of Rahul, wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “Congratulations to Australia on their World Cup Final victory!One bad day for #MyTeamIndia. So let’s not lose sight of the absolute force this #TeamIndia has been throughout the tournament, winning 10 matches on the trot! Truly a world-class team with outstanding performances from batsmen and bowlers alike. I am truly proud of the effort, determination, and sportsmanship displayed. Heads held high, always!”
Australia defeated India by 6 wickets in the World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to win their 6th World Cup win.