Mumbai: Social media accounts of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and ace actor Anushka Sharma flooded with congratulatory wishes after the celebrity couple announced that they are expecting a baby next year.
From Priyanka Chopra to Varun Dhawan, from Yuzvendra Chahal to Chris Gayle, celebrities from Bollywood, cricketing fraternity and even the common man thronged the post with congratulatory notes.
— Filmfare (@filmfare) August 27, 2020
Oh my godddd !! Congratulationssssss 😘😘😘❤️❤️
— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) August 27, 2020
While Priyanka wrote “Congratulations u guys”, Mouni Roy wished the couple by writing “Omgggg..... congratulations... so so happy”.
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) August 27, 2020
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 27, 2020
Similarly, taking to Instagram, India cricket team spinner Chahal congratulated the couple and wrote, “Congratulations bhaiya and bhabhi.” West Indian batsman Chris Gayle extended his wished by writing “Congratulations kaka” on Instgram.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 27, 2020
Till the report was prepared, the post announcing the arrival of their bundle of joy garnered over 3.9 million likes and over 1.4 lakh comments on Kohli’s Instagram profile, while the actress’ post got 2.1 million reactions and over 51,000 comments.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 27, 2020
Similarly on Twitter, the cricketer’s post witnessed a massive 32,000 retweets and over 2 lakh likes, while the Sharma’s post garnered more than 16,000 retweets and over 2 lakh likes.
The couple, who tied the knot in December 2017, took to social media to share the news, alongside their picture, showing Anushka's baby bump.
"And then, we were three! Arriving January 2021," the social media posts read.
Anushka was last seen on the big screen in 2018 romantic drama "Zero", while Kholi is presently in UAE to take part in IPL 2020.