Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma became parents of a baby girl on Monday (January 11). The girl was born at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai and Kohli soon announced her arrival with a statement on his social media accounts.
“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.” wrote the Indian captain in the statement.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 11, 2021
The much adored power couple were flooded with wishes from all over the world immediately, as fans and celebrities congratulated the cricketer and the actress on popular social media platforms, Twitter and Instagram.
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Ever since the couple who married in December 2017, announced the pregnancy in August 2020, their fans had been waiting for this day. Kohli opted to miss the last three Tests in Australia to be with his wife for the delivery of their first child and his decision received support as well as some criticism from the fans and experts.
Virat Kohli was congratulated on becoming a father by several members of Team India and the Indian cricketing fraternity. Here are some of the tweets:
Congratulations @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma on the birth of your daughter ❤️ Lots of love to the little one ???? https://t.co/OuHVLnrbgB
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) January 11, 2021
Congratulations skipper @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma ❤️ https://t.co/t5nCYawqdq
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) January 11, 2021
Congratulations @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma. I am sure this will be the best phase of you life! God bless ????
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) January 11, 2021
Congratulations @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma for the baby girl, A very warm welcome to the club!????????
— Ashwin ???????? (@ashwinravi99) January 11, 2021
Big congratulations to both of you ????
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 11, 2021
Congratulations and lots of love @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma ❤️ https://t.co/OY4A3foHGF
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) January 11, 2021
Hearty congrats on the arrival of the baby girl. Wish you both a very special and joyous journey of parenthood ???? https://t.co/jqhEy3TkEb
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 11, 2021
Congratulations @imVkohli & @AnushkaSharma on the arrival of the little angel in your lives!May her life be blessed with good health & love. https://t.co/AgPdz6HALM
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 11, 2021
Congratulations @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma for lil princess❤️❤️.. Best phase of life starts now.. God bless you all.. much love
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 11, 2021
Congratulations brother and @AnushkaSharma ???? Welcome to parenthood. A big hug to the little one, who’ll give you happiness like you’ve never experienced before ❤️ https://t.co/SsjLobB4Eu
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 11, 2021
Daughters are the biggest blessing to those who are the luckiest! Congratulations @anushkasharma @imVkohli and welcome to the wonderful world of parenting https://t.co/ZMMWu0TKgN
— Suresh Raina???????? (@ImRaina) January 11, 2021
This day just keeps getting better. Many congratulations to @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma, lots of blessings to the little one ????
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 11, 2021
Congratulations to you both @imVkohli @AnushkaSharma God bless the baby girl.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) January 11, 2021
Heartiest Congratulations @imVkohli paaji & @AnushkaSharma bhabhi ji ❤️ https://t.co/RujuSue2Uh
— Navdeep Saini (@navdeepsaini96) January 11, 2021