Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Afridi tied the knot with Ansha Afridi, the daughter of former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi, on Tuesday, September 19, in Karachi. The couple previously held their Mehendi ceremony on Monday, with close friends and relatives in attendance.
Pictures and videos from the wedding have become viral on social media, and fans are extending their congratulations to the Pakistan speedster on his special occasion. However, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has also attended the occasion.
Prior to the wedding, the couple celebrated their Mehendi ceremony on Monday, hosted at Shahid Afridi’s residence, and it was attended by their close friends and relatives. It’s worth noting that Shaheen and Ansha got engaged in 2021, and their Nikah ceremony took place on February 3 earlier this year.
The 23-year-old had earlier revealed that he was the one who considered marrying Ansha. “It was my marriage so obviously, it was me who thought about marrying her. Lala and my brother have been friends for a very long time, and our elders know each other too. So, my mother went ahead with the rishta (proposal) and the families agreed,” was quoted as saying by Insidesport.
“There wasn’t a proper first meet-up as such. We used to go to each other’s houses. Whenever they’d come to our house I’d see her around and then we met at our Nikah. They say that you should always have a life partner that appreciates you and thank God I have that. She doesn’t get involved much but has always supported me,” he added.
ALLAH Pak creates us in pairs and grants us love in our hearts to love another human being.
Get married fast according to Islam and enjoy life with your partner and stay away from haram relationships pic.twitter.com/NNyyyshjCW
— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi_) September 19, 2023
Afridi concluded the Asia Cup 2023 as one of the joint second-highest wicket-takers
The left-arm seamer wrapped up the Asia Cup 2023 with ten wickets from five innings, making him one of the joint second-highest wicket-takers in the tournament. His bowling statistics include an average of 23.50 and an economy rate of 5.73.
Unfortunately, despite his efforts, Afridi couldn’t prevent Pakistan from being eliminated from the tournament during the Super Fours stage after a two-wicket loss to Sri Lanka. Under the leadership of Babar Azam, the team will now prepare for the ODI World Cup, commencing with their first match against the Netherlands in Hyderabad on October 06.