Umar Akmal blessed with a baby girl

Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal has become a father to a baby girl. His wife Noor Amna, daughter of legendary Pakistani cricketer Abdul Qadir gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday.

Akmal was greeted with the good news before leaving for Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 World Cup. After his wife Amna delivered the baby, Akmal reached to social media to express his feelings.

He posted a picture with his daughter on Twitter saying:

Earlier this year, Akmal was included in the 15 member World cup squad to provide a balance in the middle order. The most awaited tournament is slated to start next month from 14th February, 2015 with Pakistan set to take India in their opening game.