India's wedding of the year: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tie the knot

The private ceremony was attended by close friends and family and performed according to Hindu rituals

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 11, 2017 shows Indian cricketer Virat Kohli (L) and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma (R) posing for a picture at the 'Indian Sports Honour Awards 2017' in Mumbai.
India's cricket captain Virat Kohli is set to marry long-time girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in a much-anticipated wedding in Italy this week, according to December 10 media reports. Rumours were abuzz when Kohli took an unexpected break during the limited-overs leg of the ongoing Sri Lanka series and Sharma also ducked out of her busy acting calender in December.
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It's the wedding India has been waiting for. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma have tied the knot at a resort in Tuscany, Italy, on December 11.

The couple, who began dating in 2013, met after filming a shampoo advertisement together. On their social media accounts, they both posted a message saying:

The private ceremony was attended by close friends and family and performed as per Hindu rituals. Sabyasachi Mukherjee designed the wedding ensemble for both the bride and the groom.

The couple, dubbed 'Virushka' by local media and fans alike, have generated the same sort of excitement in India that Britain's Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle have for the West.

With news breaking of their wedding, Kohli and Sharma had plenty of famous friends congratulate them on social media:

While the wedding was kept under wraps, there is supposedly  a high-profile reception scheduled in Mumbai later in December.


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