- "Thank you for your wishes", wrote Shoaib Malik on Twitter
- Sania Mirza is doing great and keeping strong as usual, he shared
- #BabyMirzaMalik trends on Twitter, congratulatory messages pour in
Tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik have a baby boy, the excited father confirmed on Twitter this morning.
"Excited to announce: It's a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled. #BabyMirzaMalik," Shoaib Malik wrote.
Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled #BabyMirzaMalik /p>- Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) October 30, 2018
Filmmaker Farah Khan was among the first ones to break the news on Instagram. She wrote, "Finally!! Best news in a long time!! Congratulations @mirzasaniar@realshoaibmalik @anammirzaaa@imranmirza58 n of course the nani n daadi God bless our lil angel"
Shoaib Malik's manager and agent, Ameem Haq, tweeted that the Pakistani cricketer was "over the moon" to welcome their first child.
#BabyMirzaMalik boy is here! Baby and mother are all smiles, the dad is over the moon.
#BabyMirzaMalik boy is here! Baby and mother are all smiles, the dad is over the moon- Ameem Haq (@AmeemHaq) October 30, 2018
The couple, who got married in 2010, had confirmed the pregnancy news in April this year.
Mirza, who took a break to have her baby, is aiming to be back on the court for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The 31-year-old, who became the first Indian to win a WTA tournament singles title in 2005, has said the baby's surname would be Mirza-Malik.
All-rounder Malik, 36, has been Pakistan's key player in the limited-overs format after he retired from Test cricket in 2015.