With the start of the new season of India’s much-celebrated tournament Indian Premier League (IPL), former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif received good news after his wife Pooja gave birth to a baby girl. The newborn baby is second child of the couple. Kaif and his wife already are proud parents of a son named Kabir, who is 5-years-old. Kaif was recently appointed as assistant coach of the Gujarat Lions (GL), franchise captained by Kaif’s friend and former teammate at Uttar Pradesh and India, Suresh Raina. An ecstatic Kaif revealed the good news of him becoming father of a baby girl on Tuesday with a tweet.
We are proud to announce the arrival of the newest member to our family.Pooja and I,have been blessed with a beautiful and healthy baby girl
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 4, 2017
Soon, Kaif started receiving numerous congratulatory messages on Twitter; not only from the cricket fraternity, but from Bollywood as well. Actors like Boman Irani and Suniel Shetty replied him on Twitter. However, there was a flood of congratulatory messages for Kaif from cricket fraternity, be it Indian players of overseas. Sachin Tendulkar, Irfan Pathan and many other players from Indian cricket fraternity congratulated him. Later, Kaif posted a picture with his newly born daughter from his official Twitter account and wrote, “What a feeling! Holding my little bundle of joy. Thank you everyone for your wonderful wishes and prayers.”
What a feeling ! Holding my little bundle of joy .Thank you everyone for your wonderful wishes and prayers pic.twitter.com/7vdSGtNCSG
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 5, 2017
Despite not being very active in cricket, Kaif has often made it to news headlines for his tweets. He also contested Lok Sabha election in 2014 from Uttar Pradesh’s Phulpur constituency on a Congress party ticket but lost to Keshav Prasad Maurya of Bhartiya Janata Party. Here are some congratulatory tweets for Kaif by some big names.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 5, 2017
Hey Moh…@MohammadKaif Many Congratulations on your new arrival! Life takes a different path now…wonderful news!
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) April 5, 2017
Many congratulations to Pooja and you @MohammadKaif… loads of love and blessings to the baby girl.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 4, 2017
Congratulations kaifu to both of you. https://t.co/jCmy1aHcAO
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) April 5, 2017
Very happy for you. Hope she brings a lot more joy in your lives. https://t.co/bZfg69GHyc
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 4, 2017
Many many heartiest congratulations Kaifu.. God bless the little angel https://t.co/bVqP237sNM
— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) April 4, 2017
Mubaraka bhai saab hope both baby n bhabhi r fine n healthy @MohammadKaif
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 4, 2017
Super news!!!! Love and blessings dost. https://t.co/V8OHg1L23k
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) April 4, 2017
Congratulations to @MohammadKaif and Pooja on becoming parents to a beautiful baby girl. Wish you all a healthy and happy life.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) April 4, 2017
Welcome to the club @MohammadKaif! Wishing you, Pooja and the baby a healthy life. Lots of love!
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 4, 2017
— Keshav Bansal (@KeshavBansal08) April 4, 2017
Congratulations to you n Pooja. Welcome to the club buddy. https://t.co/YT0JNcfMjo
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) April 4, 2017
@MohammadKaif Congrats to both. Love to the little one.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 4, 2017
— R P Singh (@RpSingh99) April 4, 2017
Kaif will be seen in the GL dugout during IPL 10. The Keshav Bansal-owned franchise will hope to go the distance this time around with Kaif a part of their camp.