As Virat Kohli steered India to victory against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup on Sunday, wife Anushka Sharma could not contain her joy at seeing the former India captain play a knock for the history books coming out of a tough phase in his cricketing career. 

“Your grit, determination and belief is mind boggling!!” Sharma wrote in an Instagram post. 

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“I have just watched the best match of my life I can say and although our daughter is too small to understand why her mother was dancing around and screaming wildly in the room, one day she will understand that her dad played his best innings that night which followed after a phase that was tough on him but he came out of it stronger and wiser than ever before!” she added. 

The 34-year-old actress is shooting for a biopic on Indian bowler Jhulan Goswami.

The Men in Blue had a target of 160 to chase and the innings did not start well with KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Axar Patel returning to the pavilion with a little over 30-runs on the board. Kohli, along with Hardik Pandya, stuck on the crease and clinched the win for India in the final ball of the match with four wickets to spare.

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“It’s a surreal atmosphere, I have no words, no idea how that happened. I am really lost for words. Hardik believed we can do it, if we stayed till the end,” Kohli said while receiving his player of the match award in the post-match presentations. 

“Standing here I just feel like it was meant to be. Till today Mohali was my best innings against Australia. Today I will count this one higher. Hardik kept pushing me. The crowd has been phenomenal. You guys (fans) kept backing me and I am grateful for your support,” he added.