Karachi: Fast bowling legend and former captain of Pakistan today announced that he has tied the knot with his Australian girlfriend in Lahore last week.
“I married Shaniera in Lahore last week in a simple ceremony and this is the start of a new life for me, my wife and for my kids,” Akram told AFP.
Shaniera Thompson who is a public relations consultant by profession has converted to Islam.
“She has embraced Islam and is learning our language. She has been close to my sons and they form a very good bond,” Akram Said.
Marriage ceremony took place on August 12, the day when both of them landed in Pakistan. Event was attended by close friends and relatives only.
Akram will now play second innings of life as his first wife Huma passed away in 2009 in India due to multiple organ failure. She was being air lifted to Hong Kong when condition deteriorated in Indian Airspace. She was evacuated to a nearby hospital where she breathed her last.