Australian opener, David Warner congratulated Virat Kohli for becoming a father. On Monday (January 11), the Indian captain announced the arrival of his first child. Kohli and his wife, Anushka Sharma are blessed with a daughter.
On his Instagram, Virat Kohli 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.”
In no time, the wishes started to pour in from all corners of the world. David Warner, who has been heavily involved on social media since the lockdown last year, also congratulated the newly became parent.
Warner also told the Indian skipper to ask him if he needs any tips on parenting. The 34-year-old Aussie opener is a father of three daughters: Ivy Mae, 6, Indi Rae, 4, and Isla Rose, 1, with his wife, Candice Warner.
“Awesome news, congrats buddy. DM me for some tips,” Warner commented hilariously.
I Would Like To Apologise To Mohammed Siraj And Team India: David Warner
The swashbuckling opener has also apologized to Mohammed Siraj and the rest of the Indian team in regards to the racism which the Indian players have faced from the spectators during the third Test in Sydney.
On Day 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), the Indian management lodged a complaint to the match referee, David Boon, after two of their pacers – Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj – received racial slurs from the crowd.
Things got uglier on Day 4; Siraj asked his captain, Ajinkya Rahane, and the on-field umpires to halt the game as he was constantly being subjected to racists remarks by some spectators behind him while fielding at the fine leg boundary. According to journalist Boria Majumdar, the seamer was called a ‘brown dog’ by a section of fans behind him.
David Warner, who scored 5 and 13 on his return, expressed his disappointment with the Australian crowd at the SCG. He apologized to his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate, Mohammed Siraj, and the entire Indian team asserting that racism is not all acceptable and should not be tolerated.
“I’d also like to say sorry to @mohammedsirajofficial and the Indian team as racism, and abuse is not in any way acceptable or tolerated anywhere at any time, and I would expect better from our home crowd,” David Warner wrote on his Instagram.