Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have been blessed with a baby girl on January 11. Sharma gave birth to her daughter at Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital on Monday afternoon. The couple, who recently celebrated their third wedding anniversary on December 11, had announced their pregnancy in August 2020.

Sharma’s husband and Indian cricket team captian Virat Kohli, who had been on paternity leave, shared the news on Instagram:


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Kohli wrote in his post, “We are thrilled to share with you that we’ve been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers, 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 can respect our privacy at this time. Love, Virat (sic).”

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Even during pregnancy, Sharma had returned to sets to complete her pending shoots in Mumbai. In an interview, she had revealed that she will get back to work after delivering her child. The actor who is also the producer of OTT projects such as Paatal Lok and Bulbbul said that she will “establish a system at home that ensures I can balance time between my child, home and professional life. I intend to keep working for as long as I live because acting truly makes me happy.” Read about Anushka Sharma’s post-childbirth plan here.

Virat Kohli, on the other hand, received paternity leave from cricket body, BCCI, in November as he requested to return to India and be with his wife. Earlier, talking about the excitement of becoming a father soon, he said in an interview with RCB’s YouTube channel, “It is (an incredible feeling). It puts things in perspective for you… It’s a beautiful feeling, that’s all I can say. It’s very difficult to describe how you feel but ya, when we found out obviously we were over the moon and then, when we announced recently, the kind of love that was showered on us… genuinely people were so emotional and happy for us. Ya, we’re really looking forward to that third member joining the clan.”

Feature Image Credit: Anushka Sharma/ Instagram

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