First pictures of MS Dhoni with daughter Ziva

Indian limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni was photographed with his wife Sakshi and baby daughter Ziva outside the Birsa Munda Airport in his hometown Ranchi on Saturday, which was shared on twitter by the account of Indian Cricket Team. It’s the first time a photograph was made public of the couple with their daughter, who was born of February 6, when Dhoni was in Australia, preparing for the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.


Dhoni was seen cradling Ziva in a baby sling and like any protective father guarded Ziva’s face from the glares of camera flashes and the sun. The couple had been to Delhi to attend the wedding of Suresh Raina and got clicked during their return. Earlier this week, there was a photograph and viceo circulated on the social media space which where Dhoni was seen with a baby girl and it was speculated that the child is Ziva. However, Sakshi clarified on Twitter that they are wrong images of Ziva that are being shared.

At the time of Ziva’s birth, Dhoni was asked if he would have preferred being in India for the birth of his daughter. Dhoni had then replied promptly, keeping his country first. “Not really… I’ve been blessed with a baby daughter… Mom and daughter both are good. But as of now, I’m on national duty, so I think everything else can wait.”


Dhoni, who led India in the World Cup, didn’t meet his daughter for almost two months. Little Ziva brought a lot of luck to daddy Dhoni as the 33-year-old led the national team brilliantly till the semi-final of the tournament.