On March 4, cricketer Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma visited Mahakaleshwar Temple situated in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain district, ahead of the fourth Test match against Australia.
Anushka and Virat also participated in the ‘Bhasma Aarti’ on the occasion. Bhasma aarti is a famous ritual here and is performed during the Brahma Muhurta between 4 and 5:30 in the morning.
After that the couple reached the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and performed Jalabhishek.
Virat could be seen wearing a dhoti and Anushka opted for a light peach-coloured saree, following the guidelines for performing the puja.
After worship, the couple spent some time in the temple premises.
Earlier, Virat and Anushka had also embarked on a spiritual trip to Rishikesh.
The couple paid a visit to Swami Dayanand Giri Ashram. Several pictures went viral in which Anushka and Virat can be seen seen praying at the Ashram.
Their visit to Rishikesh came days after the duo along with their daughter Vamika sought blessings at an Ashram in Vrindavan.
Meanwhile, in the third Test, Australia made a strong comeback in the series beating India by 9 wickets at the Holkar Stadium on Friday to reduce the four-Test series deficit to 1-2. With this win, the Australians have also qualified for the World Test Championship final.
Virat has been a pillar of India’s home domination ever since he hit the international cricket scene.
However, Virat looked in complete control during his short innings of 44 and 20 runs in both innings of the second Test in Delhi and Team India would hope that their biggest batting star will end his three-year-long drought of big runs, which will also boost India’s chances to qualify for ICC World Test Championship finals, to be played in London from June 7 onwards.
India will take on Australia in the fourth and final Test on March 9 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Anushka, on the other hand, she will be seen essaying the role of the iconic Indian pace bowler Jhulan Goswami in the much-talked-about film ‘Chakda Xpress’. The final release date of the film is still awaited.