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The Sultan of Swing: Wasim Akram remarrying an Australian woman
 


July 07, 2013 - Updated 2050 PKT
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MELBOURNE: Former Pakistani cricket star Wasim Akram, Sunday confirmed media reports that he was remarrying an Australian born Shaniera Thompson four years after the death of his first wife Huma, Geo News reported.

 

According to sources, Akram, 47, had proposed Ms. Thompson, 30, in Manchester during Champions Trophy 2013.

 

The couple first ran into each other in Melbourne back in 2011.

 

Earlier, an Australian daily, Herald Sun, claimed that the "Sultan of Swing" (The King of the Swing), had proposed Ms Thompson on bended knees in a lounge room.

 

The Herald Sun further reported that Ms. Thompson has converted to Islam and will call Pakistan home.

 

The daily quoted Ms. Thompson as saying that Wasim Akram asked her what her dream proposal would be and she said she was not the type of woman who likes a big scene. She added that She said Akram was nervous about proposing in the traditional way, but he swung it right.

 

The Australian daily added that Wasim Akram telephoned Ms. Thompson father, who gave his blessing to the couple.

 

According to sources, former cricket legend’s children were happy for their father.

 

It is pertinent to note here that Akram’s first wife, Huma died in 2009 and they had two children, now aged 15 and 12.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reader Comments
Were there not enough beautiful muslim pakistani women to choose from or is Wasim Akram suffering from a case of internalised self hatred?

Anon
United Kingdom
i am a big fan of Wasim bhai. but couldn't he find anyone in Pakistan or even the subcontinent??? i am sorry i don't support this. i will still remain a fan of the great cricketer and a man who faced a grave family tragedy

adnan
Bangladesh
happy marrriage ! May God bless both of u and Ms Thompson may not be another Jmaima Khan.

saeed
Pakistan
best of luck king of swing

Gulzar ali Rana
Pakistan
hope u spread deen through her means

mohammad
Saudi Arabia
I very warmly endorse comments of Mr.Obama of Pakistan with regards to Wasim. I also pray to couple a happy and ever lasting Marriage Life.

Anis Khan
Germany
ASSALAMU ALAYKUM JANAB WASIM BHAI BAHUT BAHUT MABARAK BAD HAM SAB KI TARAF SE AAPSE 1 GUZARISH HE K AAP MASTURAT KI 3 DEEN JAMAAT ME LE KAR JANA DUA KI GUZARISH UMMAT K LIYE KHAAS !

kasim
India
Australian passport confirmed for Wasim bhai ;) Pakistan Zindabad

ali
Pakistan
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