Pakistan’s female cricketer Bismah Maroof welcomes first daughter
Pakistan’s leading female cricketer Bismah Maroof has welcomed her first daughter, she announced on social media.
Bismah Maroof, captain of the Pakistan national women’s cricket team, announced the joyful news via her Twitter handle.
“Allah SWT has blessed me with a daughter Alhamdulillah,” she tweeted.
Allah SWT has blessed me with a daughter Alhamdulillah 🙏🏻♥️
— Bismah Maroof (@maroof_bismah) August 30, 2021
Expressing love and joy to the happy news, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) congratulated the player. “We congratulate Bismah Maroof on becoming the mother of a baby girl,” said the cricket board.
“Who do you reckon she would become – a batter or a bowler?” the PCB questioned.
We congratulate @maroof_bismah on becoming mother of a baby girl.
Who do you reckon she would become – a batter or a bowler?
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 30, 2021
Soon after the cricketer shared the news, wishes and prayers began to pour in from fans, netizens and fellow cricketers.
Sadia Iqbal prayed for the cricketer, saying, “Congratulations Bisma Baji. Duas for you, your family and the little angel. Stay blessed!”
England women’s captain Heather Knight also felicitated her on the arrival of her daughter.
The allrounder is the first woman cricketer to avail the maternity leave plans recently allowed by the cricket board. The board has opened pregnancy plans in its central contracts system.
Under the newly introduced amendment, Bismah Maroof is designated to her monthly retainer as per the PCB’s ‘A’ category contracts system. She will keep enjoying all medical perks.
She went on maternity leaves for an unspecified period of time back in April this year.
I am delighted to announce that I am entering a new chapter in my life as motherhood beckons. I would like to wish the Pakistan women's team the very best as I take an indefinite break from cricket. Request for prayers and support. Thank you 🤗
— Bismah Maroof (@maroof_bismah) April 16, 2021
Earlier this year, because of some unnamed family reasons, she also pulled out of the tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Javeria Khan had stepped in as captain.
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