Karachi Kings’ Skipper Imad Wasim and Sania Ashfaq have been blessed with a baby girl on Thursday.
The cricketer himself announced on Twitter. The 32-year-old shared his joy and revealed the name of his first daughter.
In his tweet he wrote:
“Alhumdu’lillah by the grace of Allah SWT we have been blessed with a beautiful bundle of joy. Welcome to the world baby Syeda Inaya Imad.”
Alhumdu’lillah by the grace of Allah SWT we have been blessed with a beautiful bundle of joy.
Welcome to the world baby syeda inaya imad ❤️😘
— Imad Wasim (@simadwasim) March 4, 2021
Soon after the announcement the congratulatory messages poured in immediately by his fans, teammates, and former cricketers.
Congratulations mera bhai
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) March 4, 2021
Mashallah bohot bohot mubarak ho maddy ❤️❤️❤️
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) March 4, 2021
MashaAllah bht bht Mubarak ho Maddy bhai
— Fakhar Zaman (@FakharZamanLive) March 4, 2021
Congratulations brother. Beti Allah ki Rehmat hothi hai. May Allah bless her with the best.
— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) March 4, 2021
Born in Swansea, Imad’s batting attributes are also something that is note-worthy. Having represented Pakistan at almost every junior level, Imad had to grind through the domestic system of Pakistan cricket to make it to the international level. This, after he skippered the under-19 Pakistan unit to success in the 2006 World Cup and then taking them to the semis in the edition after that.
In 2016, he became the first Pakistani to grab a five-wicket haul in a T20I, when he achieved the feat against West Indies in Dubai. In a historic 2017 Champions Trophy campaign, where Pakistan defied all odds to lift the trophy, he played a vital role, chipping in with useful hands with both bat and ball. He followed it up with an impressive CPL, playing for the Jamaica Tallahwahs. The year was made all the more special when the PCB conferred him with the T20 Player of the Year.
Imad has represented Pakistan in 55 ODIs and 49 T20Is. He is the captain of Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and led them to first title in 2020.