Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian skipper Virat Kohli are expecting their first baby. The couple posted an image of themselves on their respective Twitter accounts and while making the huge announcement.
Baby arriving next year!
A baby bump of Anushka Sharma is visible in the image. Anushka Sharma is dressed in a black dress while Virat Kohli is standing behind her in a white shirt in the image posted on Twitter. The couple says their first baby will be arriving in January 2021.
“And then, we were three! Arriving in Jan 2021!” wrote Anushka Sharma on Twitter. Felicitations started pouring in for the couple as soon as they made the announcement earlier today.
And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021 ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/0BDSogBM1n
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 27, 2020
This would be the first baby of Anuskha Sharma and Virat Kohli since their marriage in 2017.
Earlier in an interview, Virat Kohli shared thoughts on parenthood with Anushka Sharma, while speaking with a publication. Virat said, “I have realized a lot of things in the past few years since I’ve been with my wife. Because she is a very spiritual person and I have sort of drifted on that path as well. Now things are unlocking in a way that is very difficult for me to explain to people. But I understand that I was always meant to do this. If I am meant to do this in every lifetime of mine, I will do it 100 times over. It’s a blessing.”
Virat Kohli went on to add that, “Everything in life is transient. It will end one day. I have a life. I have a family. I will have kids. They deserve all my time. That is something that is very, very clear, and close to my heart. I want no part of my career being flashed into my house. I want no part of my trophies, my achievements, nothing in my house when our kids are growing up.”
The celebrity couple’s wedding
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli tied the knot on 12th December 2017 at a destination wedding in Milan, Italy.
The couple in the tweet informed their fans and followers about their wedding. In the message, they expressed their life-long commitment to each other.
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Anushka Sharma, 32, is an Indian actress and producer who works in Hindi films. One of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in India — she has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award. She has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 since 2012 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2018.
Anushka Sharma made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the highly successful romantic film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and rose to prominence with starring roles in Yash Raj Films’ romances Band Baaja Baaraat (2010) and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). For playing an aspiring filmmaker in the lattermost, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Sharma went on to earn praise for playing strong-willed women in the crime thriller NH10 (2015), and the dramas Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016), and Sui Dhaaga (2018). Her highest-grossing releases came with the sports drama Sultan (2016), and Rajkumar Hirani’s religious satire PK (2014) and biopic Sanju (2018).
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Virat Kohli’s background
Virat Kohli is the skipper of the Indian cricket team. A right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. Virat Kohli has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world and is currently 2nd in Test rankings with 886 points.
He made his Test debut in 2011 and shrugged off the tag of “ODI specialist” by 2013 with Test hundreds in Australia and South Africa; having reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013. Virat Kohli also found success in the Twenty20 format, winning the Man of the Tournament twice at the ICC World Twenty20 (in 2014 and 2016). Kohli was appointed vice-captain of India’s ODI team in 2012 and handed over the Test captaincy following Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement from the format in 2014.