Legendary Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram, 47, will tie the knot with Melbourne-based Shaniera Thompson shortly.
Wasim met with Shaniera in Melbourne in 2011 for the first time. He said he was happy he had found love.
Akram’s first wife, Huma, died in 2009 and he has been linked with several women including Sushmita Sen in the past few years. But Wasim had refuted all suggestions and added he wanted to devote himself to his children and was not planning to marry for the time being.
However, it seems, he couldn’t resist the charms of Shaniera Thompson, who he first met in 2011.
“I never thought I would get married again, but I am lucky and very happy to find love again,” he told the Australian. “It just goes to show that life can give you a second chance.”
A former public relations consultant from Brighton, Thompson has reportedly converted to Islam, and will shift to Pakistan. She said Wasim Akram was nervous about proposing in the traditional way. “He was really sweet about it.