Not just cricketers, Saina Nehwal, Sunil Chhetri and Mahesh Bhupathi attend Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma reception

first_imgSaina Nehwal and Mahesh Bhupathi, who showed up for with Bollywood actor wife Lara Bhupathi, were present at Virat Kohli’s wedding reception in Mumbai at St Regis on Tuesday night.  Kohli tied the knot with Anushka Sharma in a private ceremony in Tuscany on December 11 and returned to India and held a reception in Delhi for close family and friends on December 22.While the wedding rituals were shrouded in secrecy, Kohli’s adoration for Anushka has never been a secret.India football captain Sunil Chhetri came to the Mumbai reception with wife Sonam Bhattacharya. Chhetri had got married this earlier this December in Kolkata.The queen of Indian badminton came dressed in a gorgeous cream  gown, created by famed fashion designer Neeta Lulla. Nehwal posted a photo from the evening with Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif.Lovely pic with Katrina Kaif �?�️�?�️ pic.twitter.com/EBOSIevrFw- Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) December 26, 2017Lovely dress by @neeta_lulla �???�???�??� pic.twitter.com/gLcTYwK1Ad- Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) December 26, 2017Earlier, she missed the first match of the Premier Badminton League season 4, with an ankle strain. Representing Awadhe Warriors, she was and slated to face Chennai Smashers’ PV Sindhu, but had to pull at the last moment.”Saina is recovering from a small ankle issue which she had developed few weeks back. She is recovering well and we are expecting her to be fully fit for the next match,” Awadhe Warriors coach Anup Sridhar had said.Saina, recently, lashed out at BWF for its cramped schedule in 2018 saying players don’t have time to breath between tournaments and it may lead to injuries.advertisement”Lots of practice and recovery time needs to be given to players between tournaments. Just pointing Nationals is not right, there are too many tournaments anyway, if you see even PBL makes it heavy. 2018 is especially tough with Asian Games and Commonwealth Games (CWG) also there.Mahesh Bhupathi walked in with Lara Dutta Bhupathi, a marriage of Bollywod and sports, blessed the newly-wedded Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma.  Speaking recently at India Today’s ‘ The Unforgettables’  series, Mahesh Bhupathis shed some light on the state of Indian Tennis. “I have obviously been into doing tennis events for a long time. We did the WTA in Hyderabad and in Kolkata and ATP in Mumbai. So, I think when I went to watch my first IPL match in Delhi, five years ago, I was just amazed with the whole atmosphere. Not really the quality of the cricket but the way the fans were into it and the format, it was quick. You know, the cheerleaders, the music. I just thought what if we did something like this for tennis. Obviously very challenging, because tennis is such an individual sport, so creating a team, an atmosphere and an event was tough. At that time I was on tour, so I had a captive audience of players in the locker room and I spoke to a couple of the top guys, who are all football fans. Every tennis player, at least in the men’s locker room, follows a football team. So they said it sounds unbelievable. If it happens, they’d be happy to play. Obviously, when you start something, it’s very important to get the names to support it, and once we were able to do that, we were able to get it off the ground.”last_img

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