Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli have a baby girl

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, left, and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma (Rajanish Kakade/AP) (AP)
13:23pm, Mon 11 Jan 2021
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Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has given birth to a baby girl, her husband and captain of the country’s national cricket team, Virat Kohli, said, declaring that the couple were beyond blessed to start ‘this new chapter of our lives’.

“We thank you all for your love, prayers and good wishes,” Kohli wrote on Twitter.

The as-yet-unnamed baby, the couple’s first child, arrived nearly three years after Sharma and Kohli married in a low-key ceremony in Italy in December 2017 after being in a relationship for several years.

Kohli, 32, is one of the world’s top batsmen and a sporting hero in India.

He was with the national team in an ongoing tour to Australia but returned to India in December after taking paternity leave and missing the second, third and fourth matches.

He has been by the side of his wife since then.

Sharma, 32, is one of the most successful and highest-paid actresses in Bollywood.

She was last seen on the big screen in the 2018 film Zero, and has also been working on content for major streaming platforms including Netflix.

The couple are extremely popular on social media and millions follow them across different platforms.

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