Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif and his wife Pooja became proud parents of a baby girl on April 4, 2017. The elated father shared a picture of his newborn daughter on Twitter. Gujarat Lions’ Assistant Coach Kaif was congratulated by batting great Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble among many wishers. The 36-year-old Mohammad Kaif married Noida based journalist Pooja Yadav in 2011. The couple also has a five-year-old son, named Kabir who was born in 2012.
Kaif broke the good news on Twitter writing, “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.” The delighted daddy is seen holding his princess daughter and it is definitely a proud moment for the former Team Indian mainstay. The jubilant news saw Mohammad Kaif’s former teammates from Indian dressing room and other celebrities send in their congratulations to newly become parents.
Sachin Tendulkar who is super active on the Twitter lately thanks to the launch of his digital app, 100mb congratulated Mohammad Kaif writing: “Many congratulations to Pooja and you @MohammadKaif… loads of love and blessings to the baby girl.” Former Indian Opening batsman, Kings XI Punjab head coach and most importantly King of Twitter, Virender Sehwag also had great wishes for Kaif and his wife. He tweeted, “Badhaiyan @MohammadKaif .Catching her with so much love and pride. Love to the little one and family.”
Irfan Pathan who himself became a father of a baby boy on December 2016 congratulated Kaif by writing, “Mubaraka bhai saab hope both baby n bhabhi r fine n healthy”. Kaif’s close buddy and Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh wrote, “Welcome to the club @MohammadKaif! Wishing you, Pooja and the baby a healthy life. Lots of love!” Well, we hope Bhajji welcomed Kaif into ‘father of cute daughters’ club!
Team Indian Coach and former spinner, Anil Kumble took to Twitter to congratulate Kaif and Pooja. He posted on the micro-blogging, writing, “Congratulations to @MohammadKaif and Pooja on becoming parents to a beautiful baby girl. Wish you all a healthy and happy life.”
Among the Bollywood fraternity, actors Boman Irani and Suniel Shetty wished Mohammad Kaif on becoming a father of an adorable daughter. The Happy New Year actor, Boman wrote: “Super news!!!! Love and blessings dost.” Meanwhile, the Anna of Bollywood tweeted saying, “@MohammadKaif Nothing better than a little angel in our homes and lives….Congratulations! God bless the little angel!”
Mohammad Kaif’s wife had given birth to their son via c-section in 2012. The couple welcomed their second child, a sweet daughter five years later. Kaif who is renowned in the world cricket as one of the finest fielders will now be actively working with Gujarat Lions team in VIVO IPL 2017 as their assistant coach. He will be supervising Suresh Raina led side in the company of Lions’ Head Coach, Brad Hodge of Australia.