Anushka Sharma, baby girl are fine says proud father Virat Kohli (Pictures)

First Published Jan 11, 2021, 5:03 PM IST

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli have been blessed with a baby girl.

<p>Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, married since 2017, announced last August that they were expecting a baby. A few minutes ago, Virat shared the news on social media.</p>

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, married since 2017, announced last August that they were expecting a baby. A few minutes ago, Virat shared the news on social media.

<p>Virat said, “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.”</p>

Virat said, “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.”

<p>Virat announced on Twitter and Instagram - mother and baby are both doing well, he wrote and signed off with a privacy request.&nbsp;</p>

Virat announced on Twitter and Instagram - mother and baby are both doing well, he wrote and signed off with a privacy request. 

<p>The couple married since 2017, announced last August that they were expecting a baby. They wrote on their respective social media accounts, "And then we were three! Arriving Jan 2021."</p>

The couple married since 2017, announced last August that they were expecting a baby. They wrote on their respective social media accounts, "And then we were three! Arriving Jan 2021."

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<p>Congratulatory messages flooded their posts instantly from their fans and celebs such as Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sania Mirza, Kiara Advani and Parineeti Chopra.&nbsp;</p>

Congratulatory messages flooded their posts instantly from their fans and celebs such as Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sania Mirza, Kiara Advani and Parineeti Chopra. 

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<p>In an interview with Vogue, Anushka said how she only ate toast and crackers during her first trimester. “I was eating only toast and crackers for the first three months. So, when it ended, I wanted to eat vada pao and bhel puri, but that didn’t last long either. So, no real cravings,” she shared.</p>

In an interview with Vogue, Anushka said how she only ate toast and crackers during her first trimester. “I was eating only toast and crackers for the first three months. So, when it ended, I wanted to eat vada pao and bhel puri, but that didn’t last long either. So, no real cravings,” she shared.

<p>In the same interview, Sharma mentioned how she and her husband Virat do not want to “raise a child in the public eye”.</p>

In the same interview, Sharma mentioned how she and her husband Virat do not want to “raise a child in the public eye”.

<p>She said, “We don’t plan on engaging our child in social media. 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.”</p>

She said, “We don’t plan on engaging our child in social media. 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.”

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