INDIA’S star fast bowler is missing out on their Asia Cup match against Nepal – as Jasprit Bumrah has welcomed his first child into the world.
The 29-year-old announced his wife Sanjana Ganesan had given birth to a baby boy on Monday in a heartwarming social media post.
Jasprit Bumrah and Sanjana Ganesan have welcomed their first child
The cricket ace announced his son Angad Jasprit Bumrah was born on MondayCredit: Twitter
He shared an adorable picture on X, formerly known as Twitter, showing them both cradling their newborn’s tiny hand.
Jasprit wrote: “Our little family has grown & our hearts are fuller than we could ever imagine!
“This morning we welcomed our little boy, Angad Jasprit Bumrah into the world.
“We are over the moon and can’t wait for everything this new chapter of our lives brings with it.”
The cricketer had rushed back to Mumbai on Sunday to be with TV presenter Sanjana, meaning he has missed today’s clash in Sri Lanka.
Reports suggest he will be back on the field for the Super Four matches if India beats Nepal and qualifies.
Both fans and famous faces congratulated the couple on their new arrival, who has been named after his fast bowler father.
Jasprit and Sanjana dated for two years before tying the knot on March 15, 2021, at a private ceremony in Goa.
It comes just weeks after Jasprit made a stunning return to international cricket, taking two wickets in his first over back with the India team.
The new dad, who has been the spearhead of the side’s bowling attack across formats in recent years, was coming off 11 months on the sidelines with a stress fracture in his lower back.
He made his comeback in the first of a three-match T20I series against Ireland.
Jasprit, nicknamed Boom Boom, made his first international debut in 2016 and is renowned as one of the best fast bowlers in the world.
In just 30 tests he has 128 wickets at an average of 21.99 as well as 256 at 21.54 in 210 T20s and 121 at 24.30 in 72 ODIs, before adding to his tally today.
He is best known for his unusual action, a result of learning to bowl in his garden at home with limited space, and his searing pace in excess of 90mph.
Jasprit flew back to Mumbai to be with his wife, missing India’s Asia Cup clash against NepalCredit: Getty
He married TV presenter Sanjana in March 2021