On Monday, Ajinkya Rahane finally got the chance to meet his newborn daughter after the completion of the Vizag Test and shared an adorable picture with her and his wife Radhika Dhopavkar on different social media platforms.
Rahane chose national duty over his family and was sweating it out on the field in the first Test when his wife gave birth to a baby girl.
Notably, Rahane is the latest Indian cricketer who has been blessed with a baby girl. The likes of MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, and Rohit Sharma are among the few who have a girl child.
Rahane married his childhood friend Radhika in 2014. The two had met first in school and remained friends for quite some time before their parents met and arranged the wedding ceremony.
Several cricket and Bollywood stars also took to Twitter to congratulate the lovely couple.
Many Congratulations, Radhika and Ajinkya.
The joy of being parents to your first child is unparalleled. Soak it in! Enjoy playing the new role of a night watchman changing the diapers. 😉 https://t.co/mquFXkyCDo
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 7, 2019
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) October 7, 2019
Congratulations ajju & Radhika.
Fun & memorable moments ahead. https://t.co/9nB36ao5bV
— RAMESH POWAR (@imrameshpowar) October 7, 2019
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 7, 2019
Many congratulations buddy
Much love to the little one
My best as always 😊
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) October 7, 2019
Congratulations!!!!!!! To you both…. khup khup prem!!! Blessings to the little one…. https://t.co/4wPdzrwNiy
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) October 7, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 5, 2019
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) October 7, 2019