‘Not Building Cricket Pitch At Alibaugh Farmhouse’, Clarifies Virat Kohli In Response To Reports
New Delhi: Ace cricketer Virat Kohli has quashed reports claiming that he wants to build a cricket pitch at his Alibaug farmhouse. Virat and his actress-wife Anushka Sharma reportedly purchased an eight-acre property in Zirad village. Rested for the entire T20I series between India and the West Indies, former Indian skipper Kohli recently visited the construction site in Maharashtra.
According to a leading news organisation, the power couple had plans to build a cricket pitch at their ultra-expensive Alibaug farmhouse (the report has now been removed). Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Kohli cleared the air and termed the development as fake news. “Bachpan se jo akhbaar Padha hai, wo bhi fake news chaapne lage ab (The newspaper that we are reading since childhood is also publishing fake news these days),” Kohli mentioned in his Instagram post through Stories.
Kohli’s response has come after the media organisation claimed that the former India captain was keen on having a cricket pitch on his lavish farmhouse. According to a previous report, Kohli had bought his second property in Alibaug last year. The veteran batter of the Indian team had paid a stamp duty of Rs 36 lakh for the transaction of his 2,000 sq ft villa in Alibaug that cost him Rs 6 crore, Hindustan Times reported.
As per the report, since Kohli was on international duty in Australia at the time, his brother Vikas Kohli had visited Alibaug sub-registrar office to complete the registration formalities.