Shaheen Shah Afridi ties the knot

He married Shahid Afridi's daughter

February 03, 2023
The nikkah was solemnised at a local mosque in Karachi — Geo News

Pakistan speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi tied the knot with legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s daughter, Ansha, on Friday.

The nikkah was solemnised at a local mosque in Karachi in presence of close relatives of both families. 

The couple’s engagement had already taken place two years ago.

A reception was also held, soon after the nikkah, with squash legend Jahangir Khan and Pakistan cricketers Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Naseem Shah and Shadab Khan among the attendees.  

Former DG ISPR Asim Saleem Bajwa and ICC General Manager Wasim Khan were also present on this occasion. 

Earlier this year, while speaking on Geo News show “Aik Din Geo Kai Sath”, the left-armer revealed that it was his wish to marry Ansha.

"It was my wish and Alhumdulillah [thanks to Allah Almighty] it is fulfilled now," a blushing Shaheen told the interviewer Sohail Warraich.

When Shaheen was asked whether Ansha feels jealous about his female fan following, Afridi said he is not sure about it.

"I am not sure, maybe she feels something like that," the cricketer quipped.

Further, the host asked Shaheen about upsetting plenty of female fans by getting engaged at an early age.

At this, Shahen said: "I found my heart and that's enough for me."

Pakistan cricket stars attend reception after Shaheen Afridi's Nikkah — Geo News

It must be noted that the lanky pacer will lead Lahore Qalandars during the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight, where his side are the defending champions. 

The 22-year-old has been out of action after suffering a knee injury during the T20 World Cup 2022 final against England on November 13 but will be making a comeback in the PSL 8.