Cricketer Virat Kohli and his wife actor Anushka Sharma have become parents to a baby girl. The couple announced the news on social media on Monday.
Anushka gave birth to a baby girl at Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital, as per reports. Proud father took to Twitter to share the news. Thrilled to share the news that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. Both Anushka and the baby are in good health. We are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives and requested for privacy during this time, said the skipper on his post.
As soon as the couple broke the good news, congratulatory messages poured in from several celebrities on social media for the young parents. From sports personalities to Bollywood stars, they all welcomed the newborn.
Badminton player Saina Nehwal and cricketer Irfan Pathan, Krunal Pandya were among the few personalities to first wish the new parents. Virendra Sehwag, Yuzvendra Chahal send their wishes on the comment section of Virat’s post on Instagram. Actors Ishaan Khattar, Rakulpreet Singh, Neha Dhupia, Dia Mirza, among others also poured in wishes on Instagram.
In August last year, the couple had announced that they are expecting the arrival of their first child with a loved-up post. The two shared a photo wearing huge smiles on their faces, and captioned it as, and then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021.
Ever since the announcement, Anushka has been sharing her thoughts and photos from her new journey in life. She had shared a photo flaunting her baby bump and captioned it as, nothing is more real and humbling than experiencing creation of life in you. When this is not in your control then really what is?.
Meanwhile, Kohli returned to India from his tour with the national team in Australia after the first Test. The BCCI granted him paternity leave upon request, since then he has been by the side of his wife Anushka.
Besides Anushka and Virat, Kareena Kapoor Khan is also set to welcome her second child with Saif Ali Khan this year. The couple announced in August last year that Kareena was pregnant and due for March this year.