Indian pace-bowler Ishant Sharma and his wife Pratima Singh have been blessed with a baby girl. Ishant broke the news to the world via Instagram on Friday.
"A new baby girl, a world of wonder, hope, and dreams all wrapped in pink. We're overjoyed to introduce the newest member of our family," Ishant jotted while sharing a poster on the social media platform.
A new baby marks the beginnings of all things - wonder, hope and a beautifil dream of possibilities. Pratima and I are delighted to announce the arrival of our baby girl," the pink coloured poster read.
As soon as the exciting news was announced was shared, fans and followers flooded the comment section. Anushka Sharma, actor and wife of Ishant's teammate Virat Kohli, wrote, "Oh my goddd!! Huge congratulations to you mommy and daddy and love to the little munchkin"
"Congratulation bhaiya bhabhi," young Indian seamer Navdeep Saini commented. India batter Mayank Agarwal was also among the first to congragulate the couple.
Pratima, a professional basketball player, took to Instagram Story and dropped several pictures and images from the ceremony, reported ANI.
The good news of the couple expecting their first child together was earlier shared on Delhi Capitals' Instagram page. Sharing a picture of Ishant and Pratima from the baby shower, the social media team of Delhi Capitals wrote, "Coming Soon - A new addition to our DC family. Congratulations @ishant.sharma29 and @pratima0808 #YehHaiNayiDilli."
Ishant and Pratima tied the knot on December 9, 2016. In one of the previous interviews, Ishant revealed it was 'love at first sight' for him, and had intentions to marry after the very time he saw her, the ANI report said. The duo were introduced by a mutual friend and it wasn't until two years later that Pratima accepted Ishant's friend request on Facebook.