[caption id="attachment_544362" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-544362" alt="Shoaib Akhtar became father of a baby boy on Monday Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/saafp3.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Shoaib Akhtar became father of a baby boy on Monday Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan" target="_blank">Pakistan</a> paceman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shoaib-akhtar" target="_blank">Shoaib Akhtar</a> had recently announced the news of him becoming a father and now the star has shared his picture with the baby. Akhtar has been sharing updates of his wife and the child for a long time now and now he shares a picture of his boy with his fans and followers, calling him his 'most prized catch'. The bowler, who has 178 wickets in Tests and 247 in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), is one of the fastest bowlers of all time with fans from around the globe and will now start a new innings in his life with his parenthood. <strong><a title="Video: Bollywood bug bites Shoaib Akhtar as he steps into Shahrukh Khan s shoes" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/video-bollywood-bug-bites-shoaib-akhtar-as-he-steps-into-shahrukh-khans-shoes-517902">Video: Bollywood bug bites Shoaib Akhtar as he steps into Shahrukh Khan s shoes</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, Akhtar had shared the news of becoming a father with a tweet saying, "Guys, am ecstatic to share that me &amp; Begum have been blessed with a healthy baby boy just now. Oh what a feeling! Thank u Allah Pak." He had again tweeted, "Both Mom &amp; little angel are fine. Getting a human life to dis world is surely d biggest miracle. Rawalpindi Express is now a Proud Papa!!!" <p></p> <p></p>On Tuesday, he shared his photo holding his baby boy and wrote, "The most prized catch my hands have ever, ever held on to....what a feeling!!!!!" <p></p> <p></p>Here is the photo of his son shared by Akhtar on Twitter: <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">The most prized catch my hands have ever, ever held on to....what a feeling!!!!! <a href="https://t.co/L13wKxUn5y">pic.twitter.com/L13wKxUn5y</a></p> <p></p> Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) <a href="https://twitter.com/shoaib100mph/status/795742950810681344">November 7, 2016</a></blockquote> <p></p>&nbsp; <p></p> <p></p>Upon getting the good news, Akhtar's teammates Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram and Sohail Tanveer congratulated him while commentator Harsha Bhogle also sent him his wishes.