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At IPL 2024, Virat Kohli talks about welcoming Akaay to his family - ‘The last two months...’

Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik led Royal Challengers Bengaluru's victory against Punjab Kings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Here’s what happened next.

At IPL 2024, Virat Kohli talks about welcoming Akaay to his family - ‘The last two months...’

Virat Kohli talks about his family. 

Last Updated: 10.30 AM, Mar 26, 2024


The occasion of Holi became extra-joyous as the legendary cricketer Virat Kohli and wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik led Royal Challengers Bengaluru to victory against Punjab Kings by 4 wickets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Multiple videos of this Indian Premier League (IPL) match are trending online. In one of the videos, Virat can be seen doing a FaceTime with his wife Anushka Sharma, and their two kids, Vamika and Akaay. While netizens can’t get over this heartfelt moment, Kohli also spoke about welcoming a new family member and how his last few months have been.

Virat talks about welcoming Akaay to his family at IPL 2024

After winning the match, Virat Kohli was awarded an orange cap, which signifies the maximum number of runs scored by the batsman in the tournament so far. Minutes after receiving the award, Virat had a quick chat with cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle.

During the chat, Harsha congratulated Virat on welcoming a new family member, Akaay. Harsha was curious to know how Virat’s last couple of months have been. Responding to these, Virat said, “At the ground level you can say, my family and I were not in the country. We were at a place where people were not recognizing us. Spending time with my family and for us as a family, it (welcoming Akaay) was a surreal experience. Of course, (life after) having kids becomes totally different from a family perspective. So, just the ability to be together, the connections I have with my older child ... (smiles with gratitude) ... it feels amazing. I couldn’t have been more grateful to God for the opportunity that I got to spend time with my family.”

“When I came back on the field, I was just telling the guys that I could not look up and face the crowd. This was because I was not used to being called my name for months. Overall, it (parenthood) makes me feel amazing. I love to have a life that people would have on a normal regular basis,” he said.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma welcomed their second child, son Akaay, on February 15, 2024, in London. The couple’s first child, daughter Vamika, was born on January 11, 2021. Virat is presently the most-followed Asian on Instagram and boasts a fan-following of over 266 million.

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