Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper was seen talking to his wife Anushka Sharma on a video call after the cricketer scored his sixth Indian Premier League (IPL) century against Sunrises Hyderabad on Thursday (18 May).
However, despite Kohli scoring a massive century in 63 balls, it was his video call with the Bollywood star that became the talk of the town.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
“What a fabulous inning for Virat, the moment he scored a boundary in the first over itself, you knew something special was brewing up and he just continued. Some of the shots he played, he silenced a lot of critics who say that he can't play big shots," said head coach Sanjay Bangar.
Earlier, Kohli opened up about the moment he scored his 71st century against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022 after a gap of over 1000 days.
While giving an interview in Puma's ‘Let There Be Sport’ program, Kohli recalled the moment when he ended his century drought and revealed thoughts that were wandering his head.
“The ball before I got to the 100, is the time I felt, oh I am on 94, I could probably get this. And the next ball went for six. But the thing is that as soon as I got the 100, I laughed so hard. I was like, 'main iske liye ro raha tha 2 saal se? (Was I crying about this for two years?),” Kohli said.
He stated that the feeling of intense excitement lasted only just seconds which made him laugh.
“Like just for these 2 seconds, I let myself go through that? That moment happened, it ended. The next day, the sun goes up again. It wasn't going to be forever. It's not like I scored this 100, and I live this moment for the rest of my life. It was so funny, I laughed so hard. I was like, this is all that it,” the 34-year-old added.
When asked if he cried after achieving the feat, he was not shy to admit that he did while talking to his wife Anushka Sharma.
“Not in that moment, but when I spoke to Anushka... (there were tears),” said the former Indian skipper.