Wasim Akram is father again, names daughter Aiyla

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 30, 2014 13:07 IST

Former Pakistan cricketer

Wasim Akram

became a father again on Saturday as his wife, Shaniera Akram, delivered a baby girl in Melbourne.

Wasim has become a father for the third time. Wasim has two sons, Taimur and Akbar, from his first wife Huma, who died five years ago.

Wasim took to Twitter to announce the news, "@iamShaniera and I are very excited to announce the arrival of our baby girl Aiyla Akram born on 27/12/14. #blessed."

Both mother and newborn baby are said to be in good health and Shaniera has already been discharged from the private hospital.

Meanwhile, Shaniera tweeted, "Wasim, myself and our boys would like to thank everyone for welcoming our little princess Aiyla into the world. We couldn't be happier."

Wasim said earlier in an interview to HT, "Shaniera is currently in Australia, where she is preparing to give birth to our first child. After the India-Australia series, my two sons and I will join her there. It's exciting that I'll be a father again. I never thought it would happen. The boys are excited too. I think I'll enjoy fatherhood more this time around; when my sons were born, I was travelling a lot for cricket."

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