Shoaib Akhtar became father of a baby boy on Monday    Getty Images
Shoaib Akhtar became father of a baby boy on Monday Getty Images

Former Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar 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. Video: Bollywood bug bites Shoaib Akhtar as he steps into Shahrukh Khan s shoes

Earlier, Akhtar had shared the news of becoming a father with a tweet saying, “Guys, am ecstatic to share that me & 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 & little angel are fine. Getting a human life to dis world is surely d biggest miracle. Rawalpindi Express is now a Proud Papa!!!”

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!!!!!”

Here is the photo of his son shared by Akhtar on Twitter:


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.