"About Time This Is Normalised!" Anushka Sharma On Twitter CEO Taking Paternity Leave

During the time of Anushka Sharma daughter's birth, her husband and the captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, had also taken paternity leave.

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Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal announced that he will be taking paternity leave for a few weeks for the birth of his second child. Among many of social media, actor Anushka Sharma also lauded him for the decision.

The actor took to her Instagram handle and posted the news update about Agarwal taking paternity leave. With the post, Sharma wrote, "About time this is normalised!" She also posted an old picture of herself with two cups of coffee and her phone in her hand. In the caption, Anushka Sharma wrote, "#throwback to the time I could drink not one but two cups of ‘hot’ coffee in peace and then even scroll my phone maybe! #ifyouknowyouknow." The photo might have been from the time when Sharma was pregnant.

Anushka Sharma On Paternity Leave: " About time this is normalised!"

During the time of her daughter's birth, her husband and the captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, had also taken paternity leave. The cricketer had received backlash for leaving his team after the first test match between India and Australia in 2021 and coming back to India to be with his wife and new born daughter Vamika.

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Trolls accused Kohli of "abandoning his national duties" as the captain of the cricket team and giving priority to his family. Kohli often gets backlash for the same reason. He had also set an example for many others with a single step stating that men also have a responsibility towards their children. They also need to be present with the mother during the early days of child care and not just to "help out" with babysitting.

Virat Kohli had been asked about his decision to step back a number of times. While talking to Steve Smith, the cricketer said, "As committed as you are to play for your country this is a very, very special moment in life that you want to be there for at any cost. It’s a blessed time and we’re very excited."

Many first-time father have taken the decision to take time off work in the early days of child care. As per a survey done in America showed that 66.5 per cent of first-time father took parental leaved between 2015 to 2019.

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