Team India Vice-Captain Virat Kohli and his girlfriend, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma seemed sombre as they touched down at the Mumbai International Airport in the wee hours on Saturday, two days after India lost the World Cup semi-final against Australia. They were accompanied by players Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel and Team director Ravi Shastri. (Pics: Weathering The Storm)
Anushka and Virat walked through the airport holding hands - both in casual dressed down clothes - looking crestfallen after Virat's poor show in the match. (Also Read: On Twitter, Anushka Sharma Trolled Over Virat Kohli's Poor Show)
As the celebrity couple made their way out of the airport and were swamped by fans and the paparazzi, Virat put his arm protectively around his girlfriend who clasped his arm for support. (Also Read: At India Vs Australia, Anushka Sharma's Cheerleading Squad for Virat and The Men in Blue)
They were soon whisked away into a waiting car.
Virat has been under-fire after he was dismissed for a mere single in the face-off against the Aussies, while Anushka has been trolled on Twitter for her beau's dismal performance. They have both found staunch allies in their colleagues from cricket and Bollywood. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has batted strongly for his deputy, while actors Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor have called the tweets and jokes against Anushka disrespectful. (Also Read: Priyanka, Abhishek, Rishi Kapoor Defend Anushka Sharma)