Double Joy for Kohli: Cricketer Welcomes Second Child with Anushka Sharma

Double Joy for Kohli: Cricketer Welcomes Second Child with Anushka Sharma

New Delhi, India: Indian cricket star Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma have announced the arrival of their second child, a son named Akay. The joyous news comes after much anticipation, following Kohli's decision to step away from the ongoing Test series against England citing personal reasons.

In a heartfelt Instagram post shared on Tuesday, Kohli revealed that Akay was born on February 15th, filling their hearts with "abundant happiness and love." This marks the second addition to their family, joining their daughter Vamika, born in January 2021.

Kohli's absence from the England series sparked speculations, which his recent announcement clarifies. The cricketer was initially slated to miss only the first two matches but opted out of the entire series to be with his wife and newborn.

This isn't the first time Kohli has prioritized family during important cricketing events. In 2020-21, expecting their first child, the couple missed the last leg of the Australia tour, with Kohli handing over the captaincy to Ajinkya Rahane.

Kohli's last on-field appearance for India remains his mid-January T20 stint against Afghanistan, part of the team's World Cup preparations. With the World Cup scheduled for June 1st, fans eagerly await Kohli's return to the field, possibly fueled by the joy of fatherhood.

Congratulations pour in for the couple as they embark on this new chapter with their expanding family. The cricketing world and beyond sends blessings and wishes for them and their baby boy.