Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli have been blessed with a baby girl.
Announcing the news on social media, Virat said: “We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon.”
“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,” he added.
Virat and Anushka announced their pregnancy in August, with their announcement tweet becoming the most-liked tweet of 2020.
In an interview with a fashion magazine, Anushka had said that she wants to raise her child away from media attention, which means that we might have to wait a while till the parents release their child’s first picture.
“We’ve thought about it a lot. We definitely do not want to raise a child in the public eye — we don’t plan on engaging our child in social media,” Anushka had said. “I think it’s a decision your child should be able to take. No kid should be made to be more special than the other. It’s hard enough for adults to deal with it. It’s going to be difficult, but we intend to follow through.”
Anushka, while talking about her pregnancy journey had also said that the pandemic turned out to be a “weird blessing” for the couple, who fiercely guard their privacy.
“The pandemic has been a weird blessing in a way. Virat was around and I could keep it a secret. We only left to go to the doctor’s clinic. No one was on the streets so we couldn’t be spotted,” shared the actor.
Wishing the power couple all the best for the new chapter in their lives!