Virat Kohli welcomes second child with Anushka Sharma, Vamika’s brother named Akaay

Virat Kohli welcomes second child with Anushka Sharma, Vamika's brother named Akaay

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma joyfully welcomed their second child, Akaay, on February 15, 2024. The beloved couple shared their delightful news on Tuesday, spreading happiness among their fans and well-wishers.

Former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma announced the birth of their second child on Tuesday. They welcomed a baby boy named Akaay. Kohli shared the news on his social media account and requested privacy during this special time.

With immense joy and hearts full of love, we are delighted to announce to everyone that on February 15th, we welcomed our baby boy, who is now Akaay and Vamika’s little brother, into this world!

Congratulations on this beautiful time in your lives, Virat and Anushka! May blessings and good wishes surround you as you embark on this new journey together. Your request for privacy is respected, and may love and gratitude continue to fill your hearts. Wishing you both endless joy and happiness ahead.

Kohli’s recent announcement has finally shed light on the mysterious ‘personal reason’ behind his absence from cricket. Speculations were rife about him and his partner expecting their second child, and it seems the rumours were indeed true. Despite being named in India’s squad for the initial two Tests against England, Kohli opted to withdraw from the series, citing personal reasons, just three days prior to the commencement of the first Test in Hyderabad.

The BCCI announced that Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as India’s captain was made after talks with current captain Rohit Sharma and team officials. Kohli said that national duty remains paramount, but personal matters require his full attention. Consequently, Rajat Patidar will take his place.

The tension surrounding his absence intensified daily as the global community stayed silent, while Kohli himself kept a distance from social media. The veil of uncertainty was momentarily lifted by AB de Villiers when, on his YouTube channel, he disclosed that Kohli was taking time off to be with his family due to the anticipation of a second child. This revelation brought a collective sigh of relief from around the world, reassuring everyone that the former India captain was in good spirits.

After the former South Africa captain retracted his statement just a few days later, further mystery shrouded Kohli’s extended absence. Amid rumours suggesting he might return for the 3rd, 4th, or possibly the 5th Test, the BCCI put an end to speculations by confirming that Kohli would not participate in the ongoing Test series.

Vamika came into the world on January 11, 2021, marking the joyous moment when Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma embraced parenthood for the first time. This significant event unfolded following Virat’s brief return home from his cricketing duties. As the then captain, Virat Kohli was mindful of the due date and made arrangements to be with his wife after playing the initial Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia during the second week of December 2020. 

During Virat’s absence, the reins of captaincy were confidently taken up by Ajinkya Rahane, who led the Indian cricket team to a remarkable victory, widely regarded as one of their finest Test series triumphs. Unlike their previous announcement of Anushka’s pregnancy, which was made public well in advance, this time around, the couple chose to keep the news under wraps until the birth of their daughter, Vamika.

In 2021, just before Vamika was on the brink of celebrating her first birthday, broadcasters inadvertently exposed her face during India’s 2021 tour of South Africa. This incident led to expressions of disappointment from both Kohli and Anushka. Since then, Vamika’s face has been carefully shielded from the public eye. There’s a prevailing sentiment that Akaay, her sibling, will likely follow a similar path, prioritizing privacy regarding their appearance.