Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi is now the father of five daughters. He took to social media to share the ‘good news’ with his fans.
The 45-year-old posted a picture on his Twitter handle where he along with his four daughters are seen with the new-born baby.
“The Almighty’s infinite blessings & mercy are upon me…already having been granted 4 wonderful daughters I have now been blessed with a 5th, Alhamdulillah. Sharing this good news with my well-wishers… #FourbecomeFive,” tweeted Afridi.
The Almighty’s infinite blessings & mercy are upon me…already having been granted 4 wonderful daughters I have now been blessed with a 5th, Alhamdulillah. Sharing this good news with my well-wishers… #FourbecomeFive pic.twitter.com/Yb4ikjghGC
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) February 14, 2020
The news was followed by Afridi’s fans congratulating the former all-rounder.
Mubarak sha, Lala! ❤️
— Sana Bucha (@sanabucha) February 14, 2020
Mashallah congratulations 😇
— Javeria Siddique (@javerias) February 14, 2020
Allah Ke Rehmat Mubarak Lala
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) February 14, 2020
Bahut bahut mubarik bro. You are truly blessed Mashallah.
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) February 14, 2020
Congratulations, Lala ❤️
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 14, 2020
For his aggressive batting style, Afridi was popularly known as ‘Boom Boom’ – a nickname given to him by former Indian cricketer and current Team India coach Ravi Shastri.
Apart from his batting, Afridi always believed he was a better bowler. He has 48 and 395 wickets in Tests and ODIs, whereas in T20Is, he stands second with 98 wickets in 99 matches.
Afridi also holds the record for most ‘Player of the Match’ awards in T20Is. He retired from international cricket in 2017.