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[PICTURE] England all-rounder Chris Woakes blessed with baby girl

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 • Tamil Sport News Comments

England all-rounder Chris Woakes and his wife Amie Woakes became parents to a baby girl on Thursday, October 1, and the cricketer announced the same recently via an Instagram post.

Sharing a picture of his daughter's hand holding his forefinger, Chris Woakes wrote, "Evie Louise Woakes entered our world on Thursday 1st October 2020. Mum was amazing and Dad couldn't be any prouder of his 3 girls. Laila is over the moon with her little sister x." Despite being roped in by the Delhi Capitals for Rs. 1.5 crores in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, Chris Woakes backed out of the tournament to be with his pregnant wife. He also mentioned that playing for England remains his top priority. "By no means do I feel like I'm finished in T20. I'd still love to play in the IPL. In hindsight, I probably didn't need to pull out. I didn't say it at the time but we're expecting another baby in September and that added to the decision," Woakes reportedly said.

"My wife wasn't well at home. The idea of being away from home for three months was going to be too much. Family had to come first. I want to play as much cricket as I can moving forward while looking after my body. My England career is No.1 but if opportunities come up, I'd still like to play in them," he further added.

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