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Victory treat: Kumble gets a son

April 02, 2004 14:40 IST
Last Updated: April 02, 2004 15:51 IST

The Indian cricket team had more great news close on the heels of its first Test victory in Pakistan yesterday. Veteran leg-spinner Anil Kumble, the most senior member of the side, became a proud father when his wife Chethana delivered their first child, a boy, today.

The baby, weighing 4.2kg, was delivered through caesarian section at Dr Kamini Rao's Bangalore Assisted Conception Centre on Friday morning, a hospital source told the Press Trust of India.

"Both the mother and child are fine," the source said. "They [the Kumbles] are very, very happy. The boy is cute."

"I am elated," Kumble said later.

The Kumbles have a daughter, Aaruni, from Chethana's previous marriage to a Bangalore stockbroker. They won custody of her only in January this year.

Kumble had returned to Bangalore last night from Pakistan to attend the birth of his child. The 33 year-old leggie had played a crucial hand in the Multan victory with an eight-wicket match haul.

He will rejoin his teammates in Lahore tomorrow, two days before the start of the second Test.

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I am from bangalore.I congragulate 'ANIL KUMBLE'for his best performance in Multan aganist Pakistan.His new born baby may have bought him rejoice as a gift ...

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My hearthy congratulations to Kumbles. God blessed them with a boy and that too a healthy baby weighing 4.2 kgs. I join others to Wish ...

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Dear shri Kumble, Please accept my heartiest congragulations on the birth of a son in your family. It is a matter of great joy that ...

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Sub: Congrats to Kumble family

Congratulations Kumble ! How it would be to name your son as Mr.Multan Kumble !

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The 5 wicket at the Multan stadium which created the history especiallyin the Pak soil is for the new arrival. Message to KUMBLY's: "Best wishes ...

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