Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli reveal daughter's name

Mumbai, Feb 1 Actor-producer Anushka Sharma and her cricketer-husband Virat Kohli on Monday announced that they have named their first child, daughter Vamika.

The couple, who announced their pregnancy last August, welcomed the baby on January 11.

In a heartwarming note on Instagram, Sharma said that the arrival of Vamika has been a blessing for them.

"We have lived together with love, presence and gratitude as a way of life but this little one, Vamika, has taken it to a whole new level!

"Tears, laughter, worry, bliss - emotions that have been experienced in a span of minutes sometimes," she wrote alongside a picture in which she can be seen holding the baby, with Kohli standing next to her.

"Sleep is elusive but our hearts are so full. Thanking you all for your wishes, prayers and good energy," the actor added.

Soon after announcing the arrival of their first child on Twitter, the couple requested paparazzi to respect their privacy to not click photos of their newborn.

Sharma and Kohli, both 32, first met on the sets of a commercial and dated for four years before getting married in a private ceremony in Italy on December 11, 2017.

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Finally! Virat Kohli breaks his silence on leaving Australian tour midway

Guwahati: Finally! Virat Kohli breaks his silence on leaving the Australian tour midway; says, 'I wanted to be back in time to be with Anushka Sharma and our first child'.

The Indian captain had earlier applied for paternity leave, following wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's pregnancy as she's expected to deliver their first child in the middle of the Australia tour, which has begun today, 27th November.

Kohli would be leaving the Australia tour after the first test match, having played the three ODIs and three T20s prior to that, but will be unavailable for the subsequent three test matches.

Notably, a lot has been said since the news broke out, with many in the public even raising absurd points about Virat Kohli been on some sort of national duty, due to which he apparently doesn't merit paternity leave, treating him like a soldier for some contorted reason. The fact that the captain maintained a dignified silence also this while didn't help his case in this particular matter. Well, thankfully, he has finally broken his silence.

Addressing the media during a virtual press conference, Kohli said, “The decision was made before the selection meeting that I will be flying back before the first Test. It was purely based on the fact that there was a quarantine period in both ways. I wanted to be back in time to be with my wife for the birth of our first child. It is very, very special and a beautiful moment in our lives and that was the reason for my decision that was communicated to the selectors.”

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