Poonam Singh

Virat Kohli's scintillating 77-run innings propelled Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) to a thrilling victory against Punjab Kings in the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday. 

Virat showcased his batting brilliance, steering RCB to their first win of the season with a sensational chase of Punjab Kings' 177-run target, achieving the feat with just 4 balls to spare at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The 35-year-old batting maestro, renowned for thriving under pressure, embellished his 49-ball stay with 11 fours and two sixes, setting the stage for RCB's triumphant chase in front of their fervent home crowd.

However, it was Kohli's off-field celebration that stole the spotlight after the match. In a heartwarming scene captured on video, Kohli was seen sharing a moment of pure joy and love with his family via a video call. The clip, which quickly went viral on social media platforms, captured Kohli's animated conversation, suggesting he was speaking to his wife, Anushka Sharma, and possibly their daughter, Vamika, or son, Akaay, given his playful expressions.

Netizens loved the moment and swooned over the Virat’s love for his family.

One user wrote, “Cutest moment .... Virat X Anushka !!” another one wrote, “A wholesome moment. (heart emoji) Virat Kohli on the video call with Anushka Sharma.”  A third user wrote, “I deserve a husband like vk... Who always gives priority to his wife.” 

Notably, Kohli's return to IPL 2024 marked his comeback to competitive cricket after a two-month hiatus, during which he withdrew from the Test series against England due to personal reasons. The break also coincided with the birth of his son Akaay in February.