The 26-year-old fast bowler, who converted to Islam in 2011, married fashion blogger Aisha Baker at the Zeenatul Islam Mosque in District Six, Cape Town. Around 400 guests attended the wedding ceremony. He had changed his name to Waleed after conversion to Islam.
The pictures of the South African cricketer are making rounds on the social media, with scores of fans wishing Parnell a very happy life.
What’s better in life than telling your parents how much you ♥️ and appreciate them. In the presence of family, friends and The Almighty. 🙌🏼
— Wayne Parnell (@WayneParnell) May 22, 2016
The cricketer will have just three days to spend with the other half, before he joins his team for the West Indies tour.
“I converted to Islam in January 2011, after a period of personal study and reflection and it is a faith that I have always been interested in,” Parnell had said in a statement after conversion.
He also asked that the issue be treated with respect as he approaches his first period of fasting. “My faith choice is a matter which I would like to keep private.”
Parnell had his Nikkah performed in December 2014 and he had also shared its picture on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Here it is: