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Anushka Sharma all proud as Virat Kohli receives prestigious Khel Ratna award

Virat Kohli lived one of the proudest moments of his sporting career on Tuesday when he received the prestigious Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest sporting honour.

The ceremony, which is traditionally held on August 29 to celebrate the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, was rescheduled to September 25 this year to avoid a clash of dates with the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang on September 2.

Kohli was accompanied by his actor wife Anushka Sharma, his mother Saroj Kohli and his elder brother Vikas at the ceremony.

Watch the video here:

Kohli is the third cricketer to be honoured with the Khel Ratna after batting legend Sachin Tendulkar (1997-1998) and former captain MS Dhoni(2007) The world’s No.1 Test batsman as per the ICC rankings, has been in stupendous form in the past three years though he missed out of the top award despite nominations in 2016 and 2017.

The 29-year-old Kohli has 6147 runs in 71 Tests with 23 centuries and 9779 runs in 211 ODIs, including 35 tons.

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