Night watchman changing the diapers: Sachin Tendulkar wishes Ajinkya Rahane on fatherhood

Indian Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane recently became the proud father of a baby girl and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar came up with a tongue in cheek message to congratulate his former Mumbai and India teammate.

Rahane uploaded an image of his first child with wife Radhika Dhopavkar on Monday. Tendulkar congratulated the new parents before telling them to enjoy his new role of a “night watchman changing the diapers.”

“Many Congratulations, Radhika and Ajinkya. The joy of being parents to your first child is unparalleled. Soak it in! Enjoy playing the new role of a night watchman changing the diapers,” he tweeted.

Rahane replied: “Thank you so much paaji! Will see you soon for some tips.”

Rahane married his childhood friend Radhika in 2014. The two had met first in school and remained friends for quite some time before their parents met and arranged their marriage.

Rahane is currently with the Indian team that are playing a three-match Test series against South Africa. They lead the series 1-0 after a 203-run win in Visakhapatnam.

Rahane will get very little time to spend with his daughter before joining the Indian team for the second Test which starts from October 10 in Pune.

Rahane scored 15 and 27 not out in the first Test against the Proteas which India won by 203 runs on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

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