Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, who were blessed with a son on Tuesday morning, have named the little one Izhaan Mirza-Malik.
The first name means God`s gift, as the parents feel that he is truly one.
Shoaib broke the news on social media, tweeting: "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."
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) October 30, 2018
Cricketers Aizaz Cheema, Umar Gul, Wayne Parnell, Faisal Iqbal and Rahul Sharma are amongst those who have congratulated the couple on Twitter.
Bohat Mubarak ho Shoaib Bhai and @MirzaSania Bhabi all the best Wishes & Prayers
— Aizaz Cheema (@AizazCheema) October 30, 2018
Bohat bohat Mubarak Shoaib bhai and @MirzaSania .
— Umar55 (@mdk_gul) October 30, 2018
Mubarak to you and your wife on the birth of baby Malik. Hope he grows up to be cool dude like his dad. From Parny, Aisha and Khalid.
— Wayne Parnell (@WayneParnell) October 30, 2018
Mubaraka paaji and @MirzaSania ji god bless
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) October 30, 2018
Mirza married the cricketer in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony on April 12, 2010. The tennis star had in an interview to IANS said that she finds motherhood empowering.
"It empowers who you become and who you are," she said.