The King of Swing, Wasim Akram just announced on Twitter that he and his Australian wife Shaniera Akram are expecting their first child together.

The news spread like wildfire online after the left-handed fast bowling legend, took to Twitter to announce that he and his newlywed wife are expecting their first child together sometime early next year.

Akram tweeted, “I am thrilled to announce that @iamShaniera and I are expecting our first child together. Thank you for wishes & prayers #babyontheway.”

As a response, Shaniera also tweeted, “Our boys, family and friends are very excited and we look forward to a happy healthy arrival early next year”.

After the tragic passing of Akram’s first wife Huma, Shaniera (then) Thompson came into the Pakistani pacer’s life to help pick up the pieces. The couple decided to tie the knot on 21st August, 2013. The ceremony was attended by close friends and relatives.

Since the announcement, Wasim and his wife have been inundated with well-wishes from friends, fans and family across the globe.

Considered one of the greatest fast bowlers in the world Akram has held countless records including: ‘Most Wickets taken by a Pakistani Cricketer’, ‘Most Wickets in an ODI by a Pakistani’, ‘400+ Wickets in Test and ODI’ and ‘4 International Hat-tricks’.