Virat Kohli celebrates 31st birthday with 'soulmate' Anushka Sharma. See photo!

Updated: Nov 06, 2019, 08:43 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma got married in December 2017 after many years of dating

Virat Kohli picture with Anushka Sharma on his Instagram
Virat Kohli picture with Anushka Sharma on his Instagram

India Test captain Virat Kohli, turns a year older today and is celebrating his 31st birthday. Virat Kohli is currently holidaying in Bhutan and took to social media site Instagram to share a photo along with his 'soulmate'.

In his post along with none other than his actress wife Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli went onto describe that is blessed to visit such divine places with Anushka. 

Virat Kohli took to Instagram and shared a wonderful picture of him and Anushka Sharma enjoying a meal at a table that is overlooking hills and he captioned it: "What a blessing to be able to visit such divine places with my soulmate. Also thank you everyone for your kind wishes from the bottom of my heart."

Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli also took to social media and share a note that he wrote to his younger teen self 'Chiku'. Here's what his note read:

"Hi Chiku, First of all, a very birthday! I am sure you have a lot of questions for me about your future. I am sorry but I am not going to answer too many of them. Because not knowing what is in store makes every surprise sweet, every challenge thrilling and every disappointment an opportunity to learn. You don't realise it today but it's more about the journey than the destination. And the journey is SUPER!"

"What I will tell you is that life has big things in store for you Virat. But you need to be ready for each and every opportunity that comes your way. Grab it when it comes. And never take what you have for granted. You will fail. Everyone does. Just promise yourself that you'll never forget to rise. And if at first you don't, try again," the note further added.

Virat Kohli is widely recognised as one of the finest batsmen to have ever played the game. In 82 Test matches, he has scored 7,066 runs which include 26 centuries and 22 fifties. In 239 ODIs, he has scored 11,520 runs at a brilliant average of 60.31.

In T20I cricket, Kohli has played 72 matches and he has amassed 2,450 runs at an average of 50.00, scoring 22 fifties.

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    September 2019: Virat Kohli attended an event at DDCA which was to rename Feroz Shah Kotla stadium to Arun Jaitley stadium. Kohli even had a stand named after him at the stadium and was very honoured. Anushka Sharma was right there beside him as the couple exchanged pleasantries with the guests at the event.

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    May 2018: IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma tweeted this picture ahead of a T20 match against Punjab, wearing a tee with her husband's name and jersey number on the back. "Come on boys," she captioned it. Virat Kohli, whose team went on to dominate Punjab and win the game by 10 wickets to stay in contention for the playoffs, replied to her tweet saying: Yes, my love. Indeed we arrived today

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    February 2018: Virat Kohli had scored a hundred during the first ODI against South Africa at Durban. Following that, Anushka Sharma took to Instagram and posted a series of pictures of her hubby Virat Kohli giving out hearts, hearts and loads of hearts and it was so adorable

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    August 2017: Anushka Sharma took a trip to Sri Lanka where Virat Kohli was on tour. According to sources in Sri Lanka, Anushka had spent quality time with India captain Virat Kohli although they were not staying at Earl's Regency in Kandy where the Indian team were put up. Sources also claimed that all the arrangements for the couple were made by a friend and Anushka's travel agency. The hotel name, where she put up was kept a secret to avoid media glare

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    May 2017: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma attended former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan and Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge's engagement together. They looked colour co-ordinated in black and white

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    May 2017: When Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team attended the star-studded screening for cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's biopic 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' in Mumbai, Anushka Sharma was there with him hand-in-hand

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    May 2017: Virat Kohli and the entire Royal Challengers Bangalore's squad had celebrated the 10th year bash for the Indian Premier League team... And yes! his wife Anushka Sharma was very much part of it

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    March 2017: On Women's Day, Virat Kohli went on to praise his girlfriend for her undying support with a message on Instagram: '@anushkasharma for fighting against the odds regularly and standing up for righteousness and changing the norms'

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    February 2017: Virat Kohli had admitted to being in a relationship with Anushka Sharma by posting a photo of them together on social media and shared a sweet Valentine's Day message. The cricketer, however, deleted the tweet later. He chose to let the post stay on Instagram. The message read, "Everyday is a valentine day if you want it to be. You make every day seem like one for me. @anushkasharma (sic)"

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    December 2016: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma played the perfect 'baraatis' at Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech's post-wedding party in Goa by enjoying themselves to the hilt. The newlyweds hosted an after-wedding party that saw the likes of Mukesh and Nita Ambani and many members of the Indian cricket team in attendance. But all eyes were on Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, the moment they entered. The duo didn't disappoint. They set the dance floor on fire with their moves along with Yuvraj and Hazel

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    November 2016: Virat Kohli had landed with the rest of his team in Rajkot for the opening Test against England with Anushka Sharma by his side. Kohli and Anushka emerged from Rajkot airport holding hands, with the cricketer protectively guiding her through the hordes of fans and security towards a waiting car to be driven to the team hotel

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    October 2016: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma spent some quality time together on Diwali by attending an Indian Super League (ISL) match in Goa. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were clicked together as they watched the ISL match between FC Goa and Delhi Dynamos FC. For the match, Virat Kohli was wearing the FC Goa team jersey while Anushka Sharma opted for a traditional salwar-suit

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    March 2016: Memes and jokes were circulated taking a dig at how Anushka Sharma's presence in Virat Kohli's life was nothing but a distraction. Some even blamed her for Virat's failure on the pitch. Virat Kohli took to Twitter to lambast people for trolling Anushka Sharma by stating that she has only given him 'positivity'


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    November 2015: Anushka Sharma logged air miles to reach Mohali and celebrate Virat Kohli's 27th birthday

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    April 2015: Virat Kohli slammed critics for blaming Anushka Sharma for his poor performance and India's ouster from the ICC World Cup

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    November 2014: Although the couple had been spotted together a number of times, they had never admitted to being in a relationship. However, their acceptance came in the form of Virat Kohli blowing a flying kiss towards Anushka Sharma in the VIP box after hitting a century against Sri Lanka. Later that month, both apparently admitted to being in a relationship. The same month, the actress sprung a surprise on the cricketer when she landed in Ahmedabad a day before his 26th birthday

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    October 2014: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma made their first public appearance when they went to watch an Indian Super League game together. Following this, many rumours regarding a possible wedding began to circulate

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    February 2014: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli were caught on camera walking romantically hand-in-hand in Auckland where Team India was touring New Zealand

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