New parents, Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli were spotted outside a clinic for the first time since welcoming their baby daughter on January 11. Anushka was seen in a blue denim shirt and matching denim jeans. Virat was seen in a black shirt and black pants. Announcing the arrival of the daughter, proud parents Anuskhka and Virat had requested the paparazzi to respect the privacy of their baby girl. They had shared in a statement, “We are happy to celebrate this momentous occasion with you. As parents, we have a simple request to make to you. We want to protect the privacy of our child and we need your help and support. While we will always ensure that you get all the content you need featuring us, we would request you to kindly not take or carry any content that has our child. We know that you will understand where we are coming from and we thank you for the same.”
Announcing the baby's birth, Virat had shared a note on social media on January 11, “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,” the statement read. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, who tied the knot in 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." Congratulatory messages flooded their posts instantly - many of these were from the couple's celeb friends such as Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sania Mirza, Kiara Advani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza and Parineeti Chopra. Virat Kohli, was granted paternity leave by the Board of Cricket Control in India and flew home from Australia towards the end of December after playing the first of a four-match Test series in Adelaide.