Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma have become parents to a baby girl. The Bollywood actor gave birth to the couple's first child on Monday afternoon, Kohli wrote on Twitter.
"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 can respect our privacy at this time. Love, Virat," the tweet read.
It was in August that Anushka and Kohli announced that they are expecting the arrival of their first child in January 2021. "And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021," Anushka's Instagram post read.
It was in 2017 that the duo tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy.
Virat Kohli was allowed to return to his wife fon paternity leave following the first Test in Australia. “Considering the long rigorous tours players go through, it is important to be with their family when it matters the most. Birth of your first child is always precious,” is how former selection committee chairman MSK Prasad explained the decision to let Kohli go from Down Under.
“Paternity leave is not part of BCCI’s written policy, but is considered on humanitarian grounds.” During India’s Australia tour in 2017-18, the Prasad-led panel granted a similar leave to Rohit Sharma.