Congratulations Pour In As Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Welcome Baby Girl
Virat Kohli announced on Monday that he and Anushka Sharma were blessed with a daughter.
- Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were blessed with a daughter on Sunday
- Kohli took to Twitter to announce that Anushka and the baby are healthy
- Congratulations poured in for the couple on social media
India captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma on Monday were blessed with a daughter. Kohli took to Twitter to share the news, and said that both the baby and Anushka are healthy. Kohli thanked fans for their love, prayers and wishes and said that he and Anushka are feeling "beyond blessed" to embark on this new chapter in their lives. Congratulations poured in from fans and the sports fraternity for the celebrity couple.
Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar led the wishes for Kohli and Anushka. "Congratulations @imVkohli & @AnushkaSharma on the arrival of the little angel in your lives! May her life be blessed with good health & love," he wrote.
"Big congratulations to both of you," former India cricketer Irfan Pathan tweeted.
"Congratulations both of u," badminton star Saina Nehwal wrote.
Big congratulations to both of you— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 11, 2021
Congratulations both of u— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) January 11, 2021
Many congratulations https://t.co/4LfSFyVF8t— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2021
Congratulations— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) January 11, 2021
"Many congratulations to you both, Virat," the official account of the Lord's Cricket Ground tweeted.
"Congratulations both," wrote England women's cricketer Alexandra Hartley.
Kohli shared the same message on Instagram and wishes poured in there too. His India and Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Yuzvendra Chahal and his wife Dhanashree Verma both congratulated him, while Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians also wished the couple.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag also congratulated the India captain.
Kohli and Anushka got married in 2017 and had announced last August that they were expecting their first child this January.
Kohli was in Australia for India's tour Down Under, but flew home after the first Test in Adelaide, with the Board of Cricket Control in India having granted him paternity leave.