Bengaluru: India captain Virat Kohli has spoken about his first meeting with his wife Anushka Sharma and how he was “nervous” and came out of a “weird moment”.

Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka got married in 2017 in Italy, after having met for the first time four years ago during a commercial shoot for a shampoo product.

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In an interview to American TV sports reporter Graham Bensinger on Wednesday (September 4), Kohli, who recently became India’s most successful Test captain, opened up on his and Anushka’s relationship blossomed and culminated in marriage.

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When asked about his first meeting with Anushka, Kohli said, “We met at a commercial shoot for a shampoo. The first time I met her, I cracked a joke immediately, with her. I was very nervous and that’s why I cracked a joke because I didn’t know what to do.”

He continued, “I was standing on set and was being all nervous and jittery, then she came in. I cracked a joke in front of her. And, I remember what I said. I thought I was being funny (when I cracked that joke), and I said something which wasn’t probably the right thing to say. She is tall as well and she was wearing heels and she was being told that I am not that tall, I am not six feet plus or something and you must not wear massive heels.

“So, she walked in with this much high heels and was looking taller than me and I was like didn’t you get a higher pair of heels. Then she was like ‘excuse me’ and then I was like ‘no, I am just joking’. My joke became such a weird moment for myself. I was such a fool, to be honest. She was so confident, she is on set regularly, and how was like how the hell I am going to go through this. It was a shoot that went across three days. We shot at different times.”

The 30-year-old spoke about how his and Anushka’s careers started at the same time and went on similar lines.

“The timeline of my debut in August 2008 and her timeline, starting her first film, shooting was August 2008. Same year we came into the scene. In 2013, we met and our lives were so similar but in totally different worlds. Then, we got along so well,” Kohli recalled.

Watch the full interview here.