Ravindra Jadeja becomes father of baby girl

Fans greeted Ravindra Jadeja and his wife, Rivaba, on Twitter.

Ravindra Jadeja and Rivaba Solanki tied the knot last year on April 17.   -  Special arrangement

Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday became father of a baby girl. “Rivaba (Reeva Jadeja, Ravindra’s wife) gave a birth to a baby girl at a private hospital here,” sources close to the player said, adding health condition of both the mother and new-born is normal.

An all-rounder, Jadeja is playing India’s match against Sri Lanka at The Oval in the Champions Trophy, which is currently underway in England.

The left-handed batsman spoke to his wife and other family members through video conference, added sources.

The news came hours before Thursday’s game at The Oval.

“After M. S. Dhoni & Suresh Raina, Sir Ravindra Jadeja has been blessed with a baby daughter.#CSK congrats and best wishes,” read a message on his official twitter handle.

Batsman Suresh Raina tweeted, “Congratulations Riva & @imjadeja! Welcome to an amazing world of parenthood. Wishing you a blissful future with your little bundle of joy!”

Fans greeted Jadeja and his wife on Twitter.

Jadeja and Rivaba Solanki tied the knot last year on April 17.

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