Yesterday all the die-hard followers of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma got a delightful surprise as the couple declared that they are awaiting their first child. The power couple updated everyone via social media and posted a happy picture together.
Kohli took the micro-blogging website Twitter to share the news with the fans. He also revealed that the new member will be arriving in January 2021. The social media has been flooded with congratulatory messages ever since the news broke out.
“And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021,” Kohli wrote on Twitter along with the picture of the Anushka flaunting her baby bump.
I have a family and will have kids – Virat Kohli
Meanwhile, in a conversation 2 years ago, the Indian captain had shared his feelings on parenting in future and how he wants to raise his children. Virat Kohli made it very clear that he will never want to flash all his cricketing trophies inside his house that can have an impact on his kids.
“I have a life. I have a family and 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”, Kohli told ESPN in an interview in 2018.
Moreover, Virat Kohli has various times asserted that he will start choosing which formats he wants to play for India in another 3-4 year time. The 31-year-old has said that he still is motivated to serve India in all three formats but there will come a time when he will start preferring to spend more time with his family.
Earlier this year during a live Instagram chat with Kevin Pietersen, Kohli had indicated that he might limit himself to specific formats in the next couple of years, especially after the 2023 World Cup.
The workload of Kohli in the last decade has been greatly hectic as he has been constantly featuring in almost all matches in all 3 formats including the Indian Premier League. Besides, Kohli will return to cricket in the upcoming IPL season in the UAE which will begin on September 19. He will be once again leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore.