Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli welcomed a baby girl on January 11. This announcement was made by Virat Kohli on his official Twitter handle that he and Anushka have been blessed with a daughter. Kohli also said both baby and mother are healthy. In his post, the Indian cricketer also requested his and Anushka’s fans to respect their privacy. However, everyone was waiting to see a glimpse of their daughter.
Virat’s brother Vikas Kohli shared a picture of a baby on his official Instagram, which many assumed was the first photo of Virushka’s daughter. The picture was widely circulated on social media as the first photo of Virat and Anushka.
However, Vikas later clarified that it was a stock photo that he shared randomly.
Earlier, Vikas congratulated his brother Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on the birth of their first child. He also shared the pic of a newborn’s feet wrapped in a cozy blanket, which leads fans to believe that it is the first picture of the baby.
Taking to Instagram, Vikas captioned the pic, “Happiness overboard... angel in the house”.
Later, he clarified by sharing another post about the picture he shared on his Insta handle.
"Guys let me clarify that the picture i posted yesterday to congratulate anushka and virat is a random picture and not the actual picture of the baby... as some media channels are reporting... posting to clarify," Vikas wrote.
Virat shared the joyous news with fans on Monday afternoon. “We are thrilled to share with you that we have 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,” the statement read.
Last year in August, the adorable couple had announced that they were expecting their first child in January 2021.
The ethereal couple got married in a fairytale wedding which was only attended by the couple's family and friends on December 11 in 2017. Post their nuptials in Italy, the couple hosted grand receptions in Delhi and Mumbai.