India skipper Kohli, wife welcome daughter

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India captain Virat Kohli and his wife, Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma, have given birth to a baby girl, the couple's first child.

Kohli broke the news hours after the Indian cricket team fought back to hold Australia to a draw in the third Test of the series.

"We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon," Kohli wrote on Twitter.

"Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives."

Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar was among those who congratulated the new parents.

"May her life be blessed with good health & love," he wrote on Twitter.

Kohli returned to India on paternity leave after playing in the opening test in Adelaide, which his team lost by eight wickets.