Sharing the news, Virat wrote on Twitter, “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.”
Kohli and Anushka had tied the knot in December 2017, in Italy.
Kohli was allowed a paternity leave by the BCCI to be with his wife for the birth of their first child. Although he travelled to Australia, he only played the limited-overs series and the Adelaide opener of the Test series before returning home to his wife.
The Border-Gavaskar series is presently tied 1-1 after India valiantly witheld the resilient Aussie attack at the SCG on day 5 to force a decider at the Gabba, with the final Test beginning January 15.
Kohli will be next seen in action in the home Test series against England, beginning February 5.