Kohli and his spouse Anushka Sharma have repeatedly requested media to not publish footage of the toddler, who turned 1 earlier this month.
However, in the course of the third ODI on Sunday when Kohli scored a half century, the cameras panned in direction of Sharma, who was holding her daughter as the 2 celebrated the knock.
Within minutes, the video went viral with #Vamika trending on Twitter. Screenshots of the child’s face have been additionally shared extensively on the social media platform.
“Hi guys! We realise that our daughters images were captured at the stadium yesterday and widely shared thereafter,” Kohli and Anushka wrote in an Instagram story. “We want to inform everyone that we were caught off guard and didn’t know that the camera was on us. Our stance and request on the matter stays the same. We would really appreciate if Vamika’s images are not clicked/ published for reasons we have explained earlier. Thank you!”
Last month, earlier than heading to South Africa, whereas getting off the staff bus, Kohli had requested the paparazzi stationed exterior the airport gates to keep away from snapping footage of his daughter.
Last yr in an Instagram ‘Ask Me Anything’ session, when enquired why the couple would not submit footage of Vamika on social media, Kohli had stated, “we have decided as a couple to not expose our child to social media before she has an understanding of what social media is and can make her own choice.”