Married to the game: Wives of Pakistani cricketers
1 Inzamam-ul-Haq and Kashif
Former Pakistani cricket team captain and stellar batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq had tied the knot with Kashifa. Here you can see a wedding photograph of the two, with Inzi smiling away.
2 Imran Nazir and Amber Hafeez
Pakistani batsman Imran Nazir is married to his wife Amber Hafeez. The duo tied the knot in 2009 and have been together ever since. Imran Nazir is most remembered for his role as an opening batsman, who frequently slogged the ball for lofty sixes.
3. Wasim Akram and Shaniera Thompson
After Wasim Akram’s wife Huma passed away, the former Pakistani paceman married Australian beauty Shaniera Thompson on August 12, 2013. Shaniera has revealed that Wasim proposed to her by going down on his knee, in the traditional way. The couple welcomed their baby daughter in December of last year.
4. Waqar Younis and Faryal Waqar Younis
Former Pakistani fast bowler and current Pakistani cricket team head coach Waqar Younis married his wife Faryal in 2000 and the couple have since been together. Waqar has two children with Faryal, one son and one daughter. Azaan Waqar and Maira Waqar.
5. Shoaib Malik and Sania Miza
Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza’s wedding grabbed headlines across the globe, when the two decided to marry on April 12, 2010. Shoaib Malik has recently made a heroic comeback to the national side by hammering centuries while his wife Sania made history by being the first Indian woman to win a Doubles Wimbledon tournament, when she won it with Martina Hingis. Quite the couple!
6. Umar Akmal and Noor Amna
Umar Akmal tied the knot with Noor Amna last year on April 16. The Pakistani lower-order pinch hitter has taken for wife legendary leg-spinner Abdul Qadir Khan’s daughter.
7. Muhammad Asif and Sania Hilal
After much controversy surrounding his public spat and alleged affair with actress Veena Malik, Muhammad Asif tied the knot with Sania Hilal. Asif’s career has been dominated by controversies one after the other, from alleged affairs to spot-fixing scandals and locker room disputes.
8. Ahmad Shahzad and Sana Murad
Ahmad Shahzad, tied the knot on 19th September with his childhood friend and relative Sana Murad. Ahmad Shahzad had said that it was a mutual decision between his family and him.
9. Nasir Jamshed and Sumera Afzal
Pakistani left-handed batsman Nasir Jamshed married Sumera Afzal in 2014. After the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Jamshed was targeted with much criticism and ridicule for his hapless batting and poor form.
10. Fawad Alam and Samreen Fawad
The 30 year-old left-handed batsman is married to Samreen Fawad. The duo had tied the knot in 2011 with Samreen.
11. Misbah-ul-Haq and Uzma Khan
And last but certainly not the least, this is the wife of Pakistani Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, Uzma Khan.
12. Shahid Afridi and Nadia Afridi