Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma were blessed with a cute baby girl on Monday afternoon, Kohli revealed in a message on social media.
“We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you for all the love, prayer and good wishes. Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope that you will respect our privacy at this time,” wrote Kohli in a message on Twitter.
The Indian team Captain has been granted paternity leave by the BCCI to return home after the conclusion of the first test match of the four match test series in the ongoing Australia tour so that he can be with Anushka during the time of the birth of their first child.
Kohli & Anushka returned to India after the conclusion of the first test match. Wishes poured in from all over the world for the couple with sportspersons Saina Nehwal, Irfan Pathan, and Alexandra Hartley among the first ones to post their messages of congratulations on Twitter. Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, Sachin Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav are some of the Indian team players who extended good wishes for the couple.