Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child together, the Indian cricket captain announced on Thursday. The right-handed batsman took to his social media accounts to post an adorable picture of himself and his wife as he confirmed the news.
He confirmed that the baby is due in January 2021, writing: “And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021 ❤️🙏”.
And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021 ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/0BDSogBM1n
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 27, 2020
As soon as Virat Kohli posted the pictures, wishes started pouring in from all quarters for the couple. The cricket fraternity also wished the batting star and his wife on the good news. Fans and cricketers from around the world took to their social media accounts to congratulate Virat Kohli and Anushka.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to their official Twitter handle to congratulate the couple, tweeting:
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 27, 2020
IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore did not delay in congratulating their captain either as they tweeted:
We couldn’t be more excited! 🤩
Drop a ❤️ to wish the happy couple! https://t.co/sK0QiROsqZ
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 27, 2020
The likes of Chris Gayle and Faf du Plessis also congratulated Virat Kohli on Instagram. In his usual unique way, Gayle wrote: “congratulations kaka” while du Plessis wrote: “congrats bro”
Here are the reactions from other eminent members of the cricket fraternity:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 27, 2020
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) August 27, 2020
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) August 27, 2020
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) August 27, 2020
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 27, 2020
— ICC (@ICC) August 27, 2020
— Ajay Ratra (@ajratra) August 27, 2020
— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) August 27, 2020
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 27, 2020
— Navdeep Saini (@navdeepsaini96) August 27, 2020
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) August 27, 2020
Virat Kohli is currently in UAE for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The tournament will be held entirely in the gulf nation because of the coronavirus pandemic situation in India. IPL 2020 is scheduled to start on September 19 while the final is set to take place on November 10.
Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore are eyeing their first-ever IPL title. The Bangalore-based outfit has not made it past the league stage since making it to the final in 2016 when their captain nearly scored 1,000 runs with the help of a record four centuries.