Wasim Akram, Shaniera welcome Aiyla Akram

Published: December 28, 2014
This handout photograph provided courtesy of Wasim Akram shows former cricket captain Wasim Akram posing with his wife Shaniera Thompson. PHOTO: AFP

This handout photograph provided courtesy of Wasim Akram shows former cricket captain Wasim Akram posing with his wife Shaniera Thompson. PHOTO: AFP


Former left-arm pacer Wasim Akram became a father for a third time on Sunday as he and his wife Australia Shaniera Akram welcomed, Aiyla Akram, a baby girl.

The news was announced by Akram’s manager, Arsalan H Shah, in a Facebook post early on Sunday.

The manager also shared the picture of the baby girl.

Aiyla Akram. PHOTO COURTESY: Arsalan H Shah

Akram, who has two sons from his first wife, had announced in September that he and Shaniera were expecting their first child together. They are currently in Australia.

They had also sought suggestions for baby names on Twitter.

Having married Shaniera last August, Akram had told Hindustan Times earlier in December that he was excited to become a father again.

“I think I’ll enjoy fatherhood more this time around; when my sons were born, I was travelling a lot for cricket.”

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  • goggi (Lahore)
    Dec 28, 2014 - 4:07AM

    Heartily congratulations and welcome to the new multiculti world citizen!

    I wish the gorgeous couple countless moments of happiness and blessedness with their little sweet madam!

    And especially Wasim, I wish you lot of sleepless nights when feeding your baby, or changing its diapers or carrying it around for hours to lull it to sleep!


  • Jai
    Dec 28, 2014 - 6:46AM

    I am happy for you Wasim. You’re among the few gentlemen that everybody loves. Good luck !!


  • KashmiriMuslim
    Dec 28, 2014 - 9:07AM

    He did not told this to any pakistani newspaper but hindustan times…That sums it all the status of pakistan….


  • Pindi Kid
    Dec 28, 2014 - 10:57AM

    Congrats! Looking great as a couple. Best wishes to the whole family.


  • PAKhtoon
    Dec 28, 2014 - 11:12AM

    Congratulation, the Great Wasim Akram


  • Peshawer
    Dec 28, 2014 - 11:45AM

    @KashmiriMuslim: ” The news was announced by Akram’s manager in a Facebook post early on Sunday.”


  • Dec 28, 2014 - 12:09PM

    Shabah, wasim bhai shabah. :)


  • sick of you
    Dec 28, 2014 - 3:44PM

    Indian trolls on ET just can’t resist themselves. Get a life for god sake!


  • Aussie Pak
    Dec 28, 2014 - 4:04PM

    Congrats Wasim bhai and Bhai. Now your sons have a sister !


  • Jigz Khan
    Dec 28, 2014 - 6:12PM

    Heartiest Congratulation to you Wasim and Shaniera.. May Almighty Allah shower his blessongs on your baby forever…


  • rifat saeed
    Dec 28, 2014 - 6:42PM

    Congratulations to wasim and to he’s wife, but why did he need to tell an indain newspaper about his good news. Born in Pakistan but what a shame. Be be proud of Pakistan ladies and gentlemen even thou I was born in England abound live here I still have lots of respect for that country abound country where my husband about did parents come from. So I do expect the Pakistanis to do the same.


  • vimal
    Dec 28, 2014 - 8:08PM

    Congrats Wasim, you are inspiring for many, even in India.


  • Robina Iqbal
    Dec 28, 2014 - 9:40PM

    Really great to hear about the beautiful baby girl! Boys will be boys but baby Aiyla will really steal Daddy’s heart and wrap it around her finger!
    Enjoy your baby girl and her cute antics!


  • Robina Iqbal
    Dec 28, 2014 - 9:43PM

    Very good to hear such lovely news!! Boys will be boys but it will be really a new roller coaster ride raising a daughter! She will make sure you agree to her every whim and wish! And will keep Daddy wrapped around her tiny finger!


  • Gelé
    Dec 29, 2014 - 12:56PM

    Stay in Australia!
    For your children safety do not come to Pakistan anymore!


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