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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Apply for British Citizenship

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have applied for British citizenship. This development comes amid ongoing speculations about the couple's potential permanent relocation to the UK.

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Aaditya Sharma

7/8/20242 min read

Breaking News: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Apply for British Citizenship

Virat Kohli to Continue Playing for India Despite Citizenship Change

In a surprising turn of events, celebrity couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have applied for British citizenship. This development comes amid ongoing speculations about the couple's potential permanent relocation to the UK, following numerous sightings and extended stays in London over the past few years.

Escape from Air Pollution and Overcrowding

Sources close to the couple reveal that the decision to move to the UK was driven by concerns over various issues in India, including air pollution, crime, intolerance, and overcrowding. The couple believes that the environment in the UK will offer a better quality of life for their children, Vamika and Akaay.

Anushka and Virat's Life in London

Anushka Sharma, who has been notably absent from Bollywood events and films, has previously expressed her desire to focus more on her family. “I enjoy acting but I don’t want to do too many films as much as I was doing earlier. I want to do one film a year, enjoy the process of acting which is what I like and balance my life out like the way I am, give time to family,” she said.

Virat Kohli has also shared his love for spending time in London, where the family enjoys relative anonymity. “Just to feel normal for two months – for me, my family – it was a surreal experience. Couldn’t have been more grateful to God for the opportunity to spend time with the family. It’s an amazing experience to just be another person on the road and not be recognised,” Kohli mentioned in a statement earlier this year.

Business Ventures in the UK

The couple's connection to the UK is further solidified through their business endeavors. As per a Hindustan Times report, Anushka and Virat are directors of a UK-based company named Magik Lamp. The management consultancy, incorporated on August 1, 2022, lists its official office address in West Yorkshire, UK.

Virat Kohli’s Cricket Career

Despite their move, Virat Kohli has reassured fans that he will continue to play for India. The cricket star, who recently announced his retirement from T20 cricket after Team India’s triumphant T20 World Cup win on June 29, remains committed to representing his country on the international stage. "Once I’m done, I’ll be gone. You won’t see me for a while, so I wanna give everything I have till the time I play, and that’s the only thing that keeps me going," Kohli famously stated in May.

This decision marks a significant chapter in the lives of one of India's most beloved couples, as they navigate the balance between personal happiness and professional commitments.

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