Kohli, who is on paternity leave, took to Twitter to share the news.
“We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon,” Virat wote on his social media handle.
“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,” he added.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1610361729000
The couple had announced last year in August that they were expecting their first child in January 2021.
They got married in a fairytale wedding on December 11 in 2017 in Italy.
As soon as the news was announced, wishes poured in for the couple:
Congratulations @imVkohli & @AnushkaSharma on the arrival of the little angel in your lives!May her life be bless… https://t.co/UAOw04a9eh
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1610366253000
Daughters are the biggest blessing to those who are the luckiest! Congratulations @anushkasharma @imVkohli and welc… https://t.co/4lkCoKMftx
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) 1610364735000
@imVkohli Congratulations both of u ☺️☺️
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) 1610361833000
The RCB family just got bigger and cuter! 🥳👨👩👧Congratulations to @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma on the birth of t… https://t.co/nz7Et2UxwI
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1610365584000
@imVkohli Big congratulations to both of you 😇
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1610362535000
Congratulations @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma for lil princess❤️❤️.. Best phase of life starts now.. God bless you all.. much love
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1610365572000
@imVkohli Many congratulations to you both, Virat.#LoveLords
— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) 1610362266000
@imVkohli Congratulations both ❤️
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) 1610361989000
Many congratulations 🎉👨👩👧 https://t.co/4LfSFyVF8t
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1610362115000
Congratulations @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma on the birth of your daughter ❤️ Lots of love to the little one 🤗 https://t.co/OuHVLnrbgB
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1610363205000