Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell and wife Vini have announced the safe arrival of their first child.
Vini gave birth to son Logan Maverick on Monday.
The couple shared a photo of the young family holding hands while Maxwell immediately updated his Instagram bio to one simple word: Dad.
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The couple, who met in 2013 and began a relationship at the start of 2018, married in March last year in Australia before continuing the celebrations with a Nalangu/Haldi ceremony in India.
They announced their pregnancy in May this year, revealing their fertility struggles in the process.
Glenn and Vini Maxwell’s sweet reveal. Credit: Instagram
“Our rainbow baby is due September 2023,” they wrote at the time.
“It’s so important for us to acknowledge this journey has not been the smoothest or easiest.
“I know first hand how painful it can be to see posts like these wondering if and when your time will be.
“We send our love and strength to other couples who are struggling with fertility or loss.”
The cricket world rushed to celebrate the announcement of Logan’s arrival.
“I cannot cope!” England star Alex Hartley wrote.
Amy Finch, wife of Maxwell’s long-time teammate Aaron, said: “Congratulations you guys! We can’t wait to meet your little man.”
Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma said: “Congratulations you both.”
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The couple struggled with fertility before the successful pregnancy. Credit: Instagram
Channel 7 presenter Erin Holland, wife of Australian cricketer Ben Cutting, said: “Ohhh my heart! Congratulations you two. Perfect little man.”
Rachel Khawaja, wife of Test star Usman, said: “Congratulations!!! How beautiful.”
Australian spinner Alana King and Rebecca Marsh, wife of Shaun, also offered their congratulations.
Maxwell will not have much time to settle into the rhythms of fatherhood at home, with the Cricket World Cup taking place in India on October 5.
He remains in Australia’s preliminary squad for the tournament despite recently missing a T20 series against South Africa with an ankle injury and sitting out the ODI series to be home for the birth.
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