Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, who is going to step in the fatherhood journey, has said that he wants to get back home in time before the arrival of his first baby.
In his video posted on Facebook, Virat Kohli said that he will be flying back after the first One-day International (ODI) match with Australia, set to begin from Friday, November 27.
The cricketer said, “He is desperately waiting to witness the special moment of his first child’s arrival. He said it is going to be my first experience and I don’t want to miss this moment.”
Earlier, Virat Kohli had decided to take paternity leaves to stay with his wife, Anushka and upcoming baby, due in January.
Following his decision, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had issued a statement regarding Kohli’s paternity leave during the upcoming series.
“At the selection committee meeting held on October 26th, 2020, Mr Virat Kohli had informed the BCCI about his plans to return to India after the first Test in Adelaide. The BCCI has granted paternity leave to the Indian captain. He will return after the first Test against Australia in Adelaide,” read the statement.
Previously, Bollywood’s talented star Anushka Sharma had shared a picture on her Instagram story in which the Indian captain was seen cleaning his shoes for the Australia tour.
Moreover, celebrity couple Anushka Sharma and husband gave a surprise to their fans as they had announced about their first baby together which will arrive in January 2021.
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli took to his Twitter to share the special news fans and captioned a happy picture with Anushka, flaunting her baby bump.
And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021 ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/0BDSogBM1n
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 27, 2020