MS Dhoni and wife Sakshi to name their newborn daughter Ziva

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's daughter will be called Ziva, his wife Sakshi revealed on Twitter yesterday.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi. Pic/AFP
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi. Pic/AFP

She tweeted: "Welcome to the world beautiful Ziva! Mumma and Daddy adore you! Thanks for all of the well wishes! (sic)" Originally a Hebrew name, Ziva means radiance, brilliance, light or brightness.

Sakshi gave birth to Ziva in Gurgaon's Fortis Hospital last week — just days before India, captained by Dhoni, begin their defence of the ICC World Cup title.

The couple got married five years ago at Dehradun away from the glare of the media.

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