Sydney, Mar 14: Shane Watson, who was axed from the Australian team for the third Test against India, has become a father on Thursday as his wife Lee Furlong gave birth to a baby boy.
Watson, following the sacking from the team due to disciplinary reasons, returned to Australia to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.
"Shane (Watson) and Lee are naturally delighted," Watson's manager Tony Connolly told "The Daily Telegraph" newspaper. His manager added that both the mother and child are fine.
The couple has named the boy as Will.
India-Australia third Test began in Mohali on Thursday and there was no play on the first day due to rain.
Originally, Watson was scheduled to leave for home after the third Test. However, after being dumped from the team, he decided to leave the tour. It is still not clear whether he will rejoin his team-mates for the fourth Test in Delhi starting on March 22.