Social media has been abuzz with reports of talks of marriage between bowler Shaheen Afridi and the daughter of cricket great Shahid Afridi and on Sunday, the senior Afridi confirmed that the families were in touch.

"Shaheen's family approached my family for my daughter," Shahid tweeted. "Both families are in touch [...] matches are made in heaven, if Allah wills this match will be made too."

He ended his tweet with prayers for Shaheen "for his continued success on and off the field".

Responding to the tweet, Shaheen thanked Afridi for his prayers, saying: "May Allah SWT make things easier for everyone. You are the pride of entire nation."

A day earlier, sports journalist Ihtisham ul Haq had shared the news of the union "with permission from both families".

"The proposal has been accepted; it is thought that a formal engagement will be done within 2 years,following the completion of her education," Haq said.

He added that his reason for tweeting was "to clarify the suspicion caused by social media".

"Respect to both families; please do await their own official announcements as they are currently in talks. I would like to request all individuals to respect their privacy during this auspicious time."

There were plenty of well wishes under Shahid's tweet on the matter; we're going to leave you with this cheeky one.

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