Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma embrace parenthood with baby boy 'Akaay'

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli welcome their second child, a baby boy named Akaay, into their family.

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On February 15th, 2024, the joyous news of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli welcoming their second child reverberated across social media platforms. The Bollywood actress took to Instagram to share the heartwarming announcement, revealing that the newest addition to their family is a baby boy named Akaay. This delightful revelation followed months of speculation and anticipation within the couple's fan base, fueled by earlier reports and cryptic social media posts.


Speculation about Anushka's pregnancy initially surfaced in October 2023, with reports from Hindustan Times suggesting that the actress was expecting her second child with cricketing maestro Virat Kohli. Although the couple kept the news under wraps initially, rumours gained momentum, especially after AB De Villiers seemingly confirmed the reports in January 2024 on his YouTube channel, only for the claims to be refuted later.


“Yes, his second child is on the way. Yes, it’s family time and things are important to him. If you are not true and genuine to yourself, you lose track of what you are here for. I think most people’s priority is family. You can’t judge Virat for that. Yes, we miss him, but he has made the right decision.” de Villiers said on his YouTube Channel.

The rumours were true

The excitement also peaked when industrialist Harsh Goenka added fuel to the rumour mill with a cryptic social media post hinting at a forthcoming birth. Despite not directly naming the couple, Goenka's post alluded to a baby being born soon and suggested ties to both cricketing and Bollywood realms, leading many to believe he was referring to Anushka and Virat.


Anushka and Virat's love story has been a captivating saga since they tied the knot in December 2017. Their first child, daughter Vamika, was born in January 2021, further endearing the couple to fans worldwide. Anushka, known for her versatile acting prowess, took a hiatus from the silver screen post the release of her film Zero in 2018, focusing on motherhood and family life.

While the arrival of baby Akaay is undoubtedly a cause for celebration, fans eagerly await Anushka's return to the big screen. The actress is slated to make her comeback with the autobiography of Jhulan Goswami, Chakda Xpress, adding to the anticipation surrounding her professional endeavours. Although the film's release date remains undisclosed, Anushka's dedicated fan base eagerly anticipates her return to the celluloid.

On the other hand, former Indian captain Virat Kohli has also taken a break from the ongoing Test series against England. However, it is now possible that he might return to the team for the last two Test matches. The Indian team are currently leading the series 2-1 and Kohli's addition will surely boost their confidence. However, only time will tell if Kohli will return to the squad or not.

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