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Martin Guptill soon to be father to a baby girl

It’s an ongoing trend for family members or one of the spouses to find out about the gender of the unborn child first.

Martin Guptill of New Zealand Cricketing trends
Martin Guptill of New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Keeping in sync with the current social trends, New Zealand batsman, Martin Guptill took to Instagram to announce the gender of his soon-to-be-born baby. He’s expecting a baby girl with his wife, Laura McGoldrick; their first child. It’s an ongoing trend for family members or one of the spouses to find out about the gender of the unborn child first. They then, opt for creative methods to inform the parent (s) about the good news; blue meaning a boy child and pink indicating a girl child.

Guptill does it in his signature style:

The good news made way to the public via the couple’s McGoldrick-Guptill Instagram handle on Wednesday. The prolific Kiwi opener took his stance as he has done so many times on the field as a seasoned opener. Guptill was bowled at by a child, and he executed his pull shot to perfection. As soon as he hit the ball, it burst into a cloud of pink dust.

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Guptill confirmed, “It’s a girl. Baby Guppy is a girl”.

McGoldrick, who had been watching the proceedings, could be heard squealing in the delight of a happy, would-be mother.

Baby Guppy is a….. ??? @lauramcgoldrick13

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Congratulatory messages pour in:

Soon enough, the happy couple were congratulated by many, including, All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett and Lana Wagner, the better half of Guptill’s team-mate Neil Wagner.

Guptill’s recent on-field ventures

Meanwhile, on the cricket field, the right-hander hasn’t been in a bright spot lately. Barring the classy knock of 116 (retd. out) against Bangladesh in the warm-up matches, the 30- year-old failed to make his mark in the Champions Trophy.

Guptill scored a very average string of scores in the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy, 2017 (scoring 26 runs against Australia, 27 runs against England and 33 runs against Bangladesh). Subsequently, New Zealand failed to make it to the semi-finals of the tournament. New Zealand will be participating in a T20 tri-series with Australia and England, early next year.

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