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Virat Kohli jets off to holidays with Anushka Sharma after conquering New Zealand

Soon after India pocketed the series, Virat Kohli wasted no time and boarded a jet with wife Anushka Sharma to spend some quality time together.

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New Delhi Published on: January 29, 2019 11:44 IST
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Virat Kohli jets off to holidays with Anushka Sharma after conquering New Zealand

India captain Virat Kohli left for holidays with wife Anushka Sharma soon after Team India demolished New Zealand in ongoing the ODI series.

The Indian team, led by Kohli, gained an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after beating New Zealand in the third ODI on Monday by 7 wickets in Mount Maunganui.

Soon after India pocketed the series, Kohli wasted no time and boarded a jet with wife Anushka to spend some quality time together.

The Indian captain posted a picture with Anushka on his Instagram page, in which the couple can be seen standing in front of a private jet at a mysterious destination. Kohli captioned the picture: "Away we go".

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Away we go ❤️😃#travelswithher

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The 30-year-old Kohli has got this much-needed break after he was rested for the last two ODIs and also the upcoming three-match T20I series against New Zealand. In Kohli's absence, Rohit Sharma will take charge of the team.

After the 3rd ODI, Kohi even said that he was looking forward to the break.

"I haven't had a break for a long time. It's been a very hectic Australian tour and now I go on a break very happy 3-0 up sealing the series.

"I can relax and enjoy my break. Someday someone has to take your place and that's how the game goes. I'm pretty happy contributing for the team as much as I can," Kohli said at the post-match presentation.

Team India have produced three back-to-back brilliant performances against New Zealand. The visitors have completely outfoxed the hosts to notch up handsome victories in the three matches.

The victories have largely come on the back of India's explosive top-order batsmen and also some outstanding contribution from the bowling unit.

India's top three - Rohit (160 runs), Shikhar Dhawan (169 runs) and Kohli (148 runs) - are the leading run-getters in the series. Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav - with 8 wickets - is the leading wicket-taker in the series followed by Mohammed Shami (7 wickets) and Yuzvendra Chahal (6 wickets).

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has aso lauded Dhawan, Rohit and Kohli for their explosive performances so far. Ganguly felt that this top order is currently the best in the world.

"It's been a better performance than Australia. It has been complete domination and it's good to see them dominate at home and away as well. The confidence has been great and it's quite impressive to see the bowlers get them out in 50 overs. It's been a great year for India in ODIs," Ganguly told IndiaTV.

Ganguly has also praised Kuldeep and Chahal for keeping New Zealand batsmen on a tight leash.

"Kulcha have strangled the New Zealand batsman and overall the team has been excellent. Especially Rohit and Kohli, who have been so consistent, you don't have such a top order in any other team in the world. India are ahead of other teams in ODI cricket. This might be one of the best World Cups we may witness," Ganguly added.

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