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Indian Sports Honours: Athletes Turn Up Glam Quotient, But Virat-Anushka Steal The Show

We all have been witness to the mutual love affair between Bollywood and cricket over the years. While the icons from the two separate industries tend to enjoy limelight amid an outrageous fan-following on their own, their love stories have a tendency to not only capture the imagination of a cricket fan, but also a movie buff.

In the recent times, that’s pretty much the case with the Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. The romance between Indian cricket’s poster boy and Bollywood hottie has been the talk of the town lately.

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Whether it’s a special movie screening or a high-profile cricket clash, the two always seem to find time to cheer each other on. While Anushka doesn’t shy away from lauding her love-interest on social media, Kohli, too, has been vocal about her acting skills in the past. The two lovebirds have been snapped together at various locations and their chemistry is nothing short of an on-screen pair, straight out of a Bollywood movie.

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On Saturday, the power couple was once again the cynosure of all eyes at the Indian Sports Honours in Mumbai. The awards were announced by Kohli and Sanjiv Goenka to recognise the achievements of Indian sportspersons. With some of the biggest names in Indian sports fraternity raising the glamour quotient with their dazzling outfits, none of them could match the chemistry of Virat and Anushka that floored everyone.

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Walking hand-in-hand at the event, the couple stole hearts with their candid moments at the red carpet. Putting their best fashion foot forward, the duo undoubtedly upped the style quotient of the starry night with their beautiful outfits. Complimenting each other in contrasting coloured power suits, Virat and Anushka lived up to their reputation of one of the most popular celebrity couples.

Apart from them, the Indian badminton stars including B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma and PV Sindhu posed together for a beautiful picture which was also shared on Instagram. It was posted with a caption: “indiansportshonours awards”.

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The Indian badminton’s poster girl, Saina Nehwal, was also in attendance at the event. Dressed in a Neeta Lulla outfit, Saina shared her photo on Instagram saying, “#Indian sports honours awards 2017 #Dress by @neeta_lulla.”

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Following the footsteps of the badminton queen, Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza also shared her dazzling photo on Instagram. Going out of her comfort zone, Sania was busy painting the night metallic with her beautiful outfit.

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The recently-engaged couple Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge were also in attendance. The couple had taken everyone by surprise after announcing their engagement earlier this year. They are expected to tie the nuptial knot by the end of this year.

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For Indian women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj, it was a night of double delight as she bagged two awards – SportsWoman of the Year and as part of the Team of the Year.

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Pullela Gopichand, Sunil Chhetri Mahesh Bhupathi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin were among the sports stars present at the awards ceremony. Also in attendance were Bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Siddharth Malhotra, Malaika Arora Khan and a few more.

It was great night to remember as Team India captain Kohli rightly summed it up: “the days of being a one-sport country are behind us”.


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