‘Rawalpindi Express’ Akhtar becomes father of baby boy

New Delhi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar and his wife Rubab Khan, who were expecting their first child, are now proud parents of a baby boy.

An ecstatic Akhtar took to micro blogging website Twitter to announce the arrival of his son.

“Guys, am ecstatic to share that me & Begum have been blessed with a healthy baby boy just now. Oh what a feeling! Thank u Allah Pak,” the Rawalpindi Express tweeted.

The 40-year-old further informed that both the baby and his wife Rubab were fine.

“The most prized catch my hands have ever, ever held on to… what a feeling!.. Both Mom & little angel are fine. Getting a human life to dis world is surely d biggest miracle. Rawalpindi Express is now a Proud Papa!!!,” Akhtar said in a series of tweets.

Akhtar got married to Rubab on June 25, 2014. The wedding was a secret affair with only close family members in attendance.