De Villiers and his wife Danielle welcome their baby AB

South African One-Day International (ODI) skipper AB de Villiers and his wife Danielle became proud parents of their first child. According to a tweet by Cricket South Africa (CSA), the baby boy is called AB as well.

A tweet from the board quoted de Villiers as saying, “We all feel very blessed and grateful. Mother and son are both doing well.”

De Villiers, widely regarded as the best batsman in current cricket, is on a paternity leave, as his side South Africa are struggling against Bangladesh in the first Test at Chittagong. De Villiers, who played 98 Tests on a trot since his debut in 2004, missed his first Test as he didn’t want to miss the birth of his first born.

In the photographs that is doing rounds on Twitter, the new parents are looking overjoyed as the proud father is seen holding the baby.