Kane Williamson and his partner Sarah Raheem welcomed a baby girl on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old left the New Zealand on paternity leave to be present for the birth of his first child after a successful stint at home against a touring West Indies side, during which he scored a Test-career best 251.
“It’s a very exciting time in anybody’s life and it certainly is in mine,” Williamson has said, according to NZ Herald, prior to the heading home to be with his family.
“Overjoyed to welcome a beautiful baby girl into our family,” Williamson posted, with a photograph of his newborn daughter on his Instagram handle.
His decision to take a break for family was welcomed and supported by his coach Gary Stead who felt ‘other things are much more important’ than cricket.
“As a dad, as a parent, you only get that opportunity once in your life to be there for your (first) child’s birth and I know…