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7 times Virat Kohli was living proof of the modern day husband every woman dreams of

He's the best

By ELLE team  July 23rd, 2018

Ever since Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s dreamy wedding in Tuscany in Italy, last year, the loved-up couple has constantly been serving as a beacon of inspiration for our cold, cynical hearts. Right from the power couple’s adorable PDA moments that Virat continually shares on social media to the captions that go with it, the captain of the Indian cricket team has set the bar high for our potential suitors. His protective and caring nature combined with his endearing loyalty makes a strong foundation that’s ideal for a long-lasting relationship.

In case you’re still looking for the one (have you read our ultimate love horoscope for 2018?) or if you’re happily committed, we’ve made a shortlist of the best attributes from Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s successful partnership that will serve as a benchmark for your relationship.

7 times Virat proved he’s the modern day husband every woman deserves: 

5. He makes sure the world knows he's on her side, no matter what.

The most retweeted post of 2016 was Virat Kohli's defence of his lady love, when trolls blamed her for his inconsistent performance on the cricket field. "Shame on people for trolling non-stop. Have some compassion. She has always only given me positivity." But this wasn't the first time that Virat let the world know that he derives strength from Anushka and there's no way he's going to let anybody take potshots at her. 



2. He makes sure they share the same interests

Anushka is a self-confessed dog lover, and the multiple pictures on her Instagram are enough proof to substantiate that. Meanwhile, Virat's devoted to his pet dog Bruno. Having similar interests as your partner helps develop a stronger bond.

3. He wears her ring around his neck

Ladies, if you're looking for a sign, this is it — if your man chooses to wear your ring around his neck, he wants you to know that his heart belongs to you. Forevz.

7. He takes out time for her, no matter what

After their wedding in December, Virat had to travel to South Africa for to prepare for his upcoming series. And instead of leaving his wife alone in Mumbai, he took her along with him and made work into a fun trip. We saw pictures of the two travelling, shopping and enjoying the scenic views of Cape Town. Need we say more?

4. If you're twinning, you're winning

Are you even a power couple if you don't share a great (matching) sense of style? Virat and Anushka are clearly rubbing off on each other — and in the best way possible. Notice how the couple is complementing each other's athleisure style. Matching sneakers, check. Matching backpacks, check. Matching sunglasses, check. Relationship goals, check.

1. He celebrates her, every day

23 million followers and counting, and Virat's not a tad bit shy to express his deep feelings for his lady love. Scroll through his Instagram, and you will find a pattern — Anushka, cricket and staying fit — that explains his priorities in life.

6. In fact, he's a self-professed feminist

Virat Kohli isn't just protective of his wife, he's been happy to show off his feminist leanings time and time again. In a 2015 interview with the Hindu, he made his stand clear, saying, "“It comes from the kind of society that we have built over the years where women have always been known to be treated as inferiors. How can this be done? This mentality is disturbing and needs to be condemned.”

He followed that up with a Women's Day campaign earlier this year where he encouraged his overwhelmingly male following to celebrate the women in their lives.