Wasim Akram blessed with a daughter

Former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram became a father for the third time as he and his wife Shaniera welcomed a baby girl on Saturday.

Shaniera, who is an Australian citizen, gave birth in Melbourne and have named their daughter, Aiyla Akram.

Akram broke the news by tweeting a photo of his newborn on Sunday.

Akram, who has two sons from his previous marriage, had announced in September that he and Shaniera were expecting their first child together.

The former left-arm fast bowler married Melbourne-born Shaniera on August 12 last year, in an intimate ceremony attended by only a few family members and close friends.