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Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma Baby LIVE Updates: Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin Welcome Virushka to Parenthood

News18.com | January 11, 2021, 21:18 IST
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Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma Baby LIVE Updates: In what was probably the most anticipated arrival in celebdom in recent times, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have welcomed their child, a baby girl. The couple became parents on Monday and the Indian skipper announced the happy news on social media, writing, "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 couple announced their pregnancy in August last year and every move of Anushka was closely monitored by their fans in anticipation of the baby's arrival. Congratulatory messages, both from celebs and fans, started pouring in as soon as the news of the baby's arrival was announced. Many of Virat's teammates as well as several former cricketers welcomed him to the fathers' club.
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Vivek Oberoi tweeted to congratulate the couple. He said, "And It's a girl! Badhai ho @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma. The arrival will bring so many happy and wonder-filled times ahead for both of you."

Jan 11, 2021 20:18 (IST)

Actress Genelia Deshmukh, mother of two, tweeted, "Congratulations dear @AnushkaSharma and @imVkohli... Welcome to this mad crazy ride but also truly truly magical.. Warmest Regards."

Jan 11, 2021 20:08 (IST)

Virat's brother Vikas Kohli shared a picture of a baby's feet to welcome the new addition to their family. 

Jan 11, 2021 19:52 (IST)
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Jan 11, 2021 19:38 (IST)
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Jan 11, 2021 19:27 (IST)

Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Virat and Anushka on "the arrival of the little angel" in their lives.

Jan 11, 2021 19:25 (IST)

Sania Mirza's message for Virat and Anushka was, "Congratulations .. welcome to the best phase of your lives ♥️ @anushkasharma so happy for you both." Actress Neha Dhupia said, "Congratulations, welcome to the best phase of your lives. Actress Madhuri Dixit commented, "May god shower his choicest blessings on you & your littel angel." Other actresses like Dia Mirza and Bipasha Basu too sent their love for the newborn baby.

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All through her pregnancy, Anushka Sharma has been quite active on social media sharing inspiring videos and pictures. Anushka shared that she is doing Yoga asanas regularly even during pregnancy, except the ones restricted by her doctor.

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Jan 11, 2021 17:47 (IST)

Former cricketers RP Singh and Irfan Pathan actor Angad Bedi and cricketers Ravi Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer also congratulated the couple on becoming parents. RP Singh welcomed Kohli to the "Father's club", adding "the greatest feeling of being a dad is even sweeter" when the first baby is a daughter. "Many congratulations to the parents @AnushkaSharma @imVkohli ghar aai lakshmi (goddess Lakshmi has arrived)" wrote Angad Bedi. 

Jan 11, 2021 17:28 (IST)

Australian international cricketer David Warner offered to share tips on parenthood with Virat. He commented on Instagram, "Awesome news, congrats buddy. DM me for some tips." Talking from his own experience as a new father Hardik Pandya said, "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." Actors Ishaan Khatter, Nakuul Mehta and Rakul Preet too showered the new parents with love on Instagram.

Jan 11, 2021 17:18 (IST)

Actor Riteish Deshmukh heard the happy news from the paparazzi and shared his congratulatory message for Virat and Anushka. Take a look: 

Jan 11, 2021 17:15 (IST)

Anushka Sharma has had a rather active pregnancy. After accompanying Virat to the UAE for the Indian Premier League 2020, the actress continued to fulfill her work commitments once she returned to India. She was spotted out and about Mumbai, shooting or going for a medical check-up. Up until a day before the delivery, actress had been actively sharing all the delicious dishes she has been enjoying as she waited for the baby to arrive. 

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Jan 11, 2021 17:06 (IST)

Several celebrities and cricketers congratulated them on Virat's post on Instagram where he announced the baby's birth. Yuzvendra Chahal and Dhanashree Verma, who recently got married, wrote "Congratulations" in the comments. Shikhar Dhawan commented, ""Congratulations @virat.kohli and @anushkasharma on the birth of your daughter ❤️ Lots of love to the little one." Virender Sehwag said, "Bahut bahut badhaai Virat !"

Jan 11, 2021 16:58 (IST)
'Heartiest Congratulations': Fans Celebrate the Birth of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's Daughter

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Jan 11, 2021 16:54 (IST)

Saina Nehwal was among the first few to congratulate the couple. "Congratulations both of u," she commented on Virat's post.

Jan 11, 2021 16:35 (IST)

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have been blessed with a baby girl. The Indian cricket team skipper shared the happy news on Twitter. Sharing the news, Virat wrote, “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.”

Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma Baby LIVE Updates: Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin Welcome Virushka to Parenthood

Regarded as one of the best contemporary batsmen in the world, India cricket captain Kohli was recently granted paternity leave by the BCCI after the first Test against Australia. "He will return after the first Test against Australia in Adelaide," Board secretary Jay Shah had said in a press release in November. Kohli returned home from Australia after taking part in three ODIs, three T20Is and first Test of the ongoing four-match series.

Anushka Sharma has had a rather active pregnancy. After accompanying Virat to the UAE for the Indian Premier League 2020, the actress continued to fulfill her work commitments once she returned to India. She was spotted out and about Mumbai, shooting or going for a medical check-up. Up until a day before the delivery, actress had been actively sharing all the delicious dishes she has been enjoying as she waited for the baby to arrive.

On their third wedding anniversary, in a loved up post for Virat, Anushka had reminded us that they are going to turn three very soon. The couple first met on the sets of a commercial and dated for four years before getting married in a private ceremony in Italy on December 11, 2017.

Anushka, who is also the co-founder of the banner Clean Slate Filmz, had a great 2020 work wise as two of her productions -- Netflix film Bulbbul and Amazon Prime Video web series Paatal Lok -- garnered favourable reviews from both audiences and critics. As an actor, she last appeared in the 2018 film Zero, alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.