Melbourne, July 26 : Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting today became a proud father of a baby girl.
The baby was delivered at St George Private Hospital on Saturday morning.
Ponting and his wife Rianna welcomed their first child into the world.
Rianna gave birth to baby girl, Emmy Charlotte, in Sydney this morning.
"She is the most gorgeous little girl and Rianna and I are absolutely thrilled at her arrival," Ponting said.
Mother and baby were doing well, The Herald Sun quoted Ponting, as saying.
Ponting married his long-time girlfriend, law student Rianna Jennifer Cantor, in June 2002.
He had himself credited her as a reason for the maturity evident in his game in recent years.
Ponting and wife Rianna have a superstitious liking for the number 14.
On February 26, Ponting and his wife Rianna announced that they were expecting their first child.