India’s Test specialist, Cheteshwar Pujara is happy to take on a new role in his life – which is of being a father. However, this time it is not about cricket. The Saurashtra skipper is now a ‘happy’ father after his wife Puja gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday.
Cheteshwar said that he was excited as well as delighted for the new roles for him and his wife. He shared the happy news with his fans on Twitter by posting a picture of himself with his wife and the newborn and saying, “Welcome lil one. Excited and super happy for the new roles in our lives. We made a wish and she came true!”
Welcome lil one. Excited and super happy for the new roles in our lives. We made a wish and she came true! pic.twitter.com/109kIw79vW
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) February 23, 2018
It was one of the happiest days for the captain as Saurashtra clinched a 3-wicket victory over Baroda in a back-and-forth quarterfinal to finalize a spot in the semifinals. He then left for Rajkot after the win to be with his wife Puja, who gave birth to their first child – a ‘baby girl’. He will be back for the semi-final game against Hyderabad on Sunday.
Congratulations to you and Puja. Welcome to this side of the world, you'll totally love it. Wishing a healthy life to all 3 of you. https://t.co/Os9s9QW5mc
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 23, 2018
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) February 23, 2018
Cheteshwar Pujara revealed about the baby earlier
Earlier, the top-order batsman had announced on New Year’s day that he and Puja are soon going to take some extra responsibilities in their life. Sharing a picture with his wife, Pujara had said, “We’re expecting our little bundle of joy this year. May the coming year be as blessed and happy for everyone as it’ll be for us.” The beautiful couple got hitched in February 2013.
We're expecting our little bundle of joy this year. May the coming year be as blessed and happy for everyone as it'll be for us 😇 pic.twitter.com/PSFhmkvL2K
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) January 1, 2018
Chasing a target of 248, Saurashtra got over the finishing line in 48.4 overs and a lot of credits for that goes to young Arpit Vasavada and useful contributions from the top order from opener Avi Barot (82) and Pujara (40).