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The pair of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma is busy receiving greetings from their well-wishers after the duo tied knot yesterday (December 11) in Italy. From Sachin Tendulkar to Amitabh Bachchan to Shahrukh Khan, each of them has greeted the pair and now, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Amir are the latest entrants in the list to wish the pair.

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After Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar & Mohammad Amir Wish Virushka
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Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistan pacer, tweeted his wishes to the Indian skipper. Here is the tweet –

A few days back, Kohli, during a chat in Breakfast with Champions with Gaurav Kapur, had revealed that Akhtar was the terrifying bowler he had ever witnessed and was lucky not to face him. In reply, Akhtar said that he was lucky that he did not bowl to Kohli.

Since that day, these two icons of the game share a good bond and have come close. When Kohli was still trying to become a permanent member of the Indian team, Akhtar was in the last phase of his career before retiring in the year 2011.

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After Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar & Mohammad Amir Wish Virushka

The next player to wish Kohli is his counterpart, Mohammad Amir, another icon of the game. Both the cricketers are of the same generation and have a great competition between them.

Here is how Amir wished Kohli-

It was before the World T20 game last year when the bond between the two deepened when Kohli gifted his bat to Amir. On some occasions, Kohli has got better off Amir while on others, Amir got better off Kohli, the latest one being in the ICC Champions Trophy where Amir dismissed Kohli in the finals after a catch was spilt just on the previous delivery.

The pair of Kohli and Anushka is expected to fly to India soon before a reception ceremony will take place in Delhi. Since the Indian team will fly to South Africa on December 26, Kohli will have not much time to organise family functions. Reports had suggested that his wife, Anushka, will also accompany the Indian skipper to South Africa.

The Indian team will stay in the country for a period of two months where they will play three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is.

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