Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, who has become the proud dad of a baby girl early on Monday, has shared the first picture of his newborn on social media.
This ace player uploaded the photo on his Instagram account at around 4pm.
Better half of Shakib, Ummey Ahmed Shishir delivered the baby at around 2 am at a hospital in New York.
Both the mother and the newborn healthy daughter are in healthy condition, confirmed Shakib’s mother. She said, “My son was in transit at Dubai airport when he got the news. Shakib is with them at this moment.”
Shakib, who recorded his maiden five-wicket haul in ODI on Saturday, now has added first-time dad to his long list of honors.
Shakib posted a photo on his official Facebook page confirming the news of the birth of his “princess”.
He captaioned the photo saying, “On this beautiful Sunday, the 8th of November, 2015, Shishir and I have been blessed by the Almighty with a piece of heaven…Shishir and our little princess are both in good health. Thank you for all your sincere prayers, kind thoughts and warm wishes…Please pray for us and especially our daughter so that she can grow to her full potential with humility, compassion and love for all. Ameen”
Earlier on Sunday night, Shakib was granted a leave and he flew off to New York to be with his wife.
Shakib Al Hasan is however expected to remain out of the rest of the Zimbabwe series.