If you thought cricketers Haris Rauf, Shan Masood and Shaheen Shah Afridi were the only cricketers getting married this winter, you’re in for a major surprise. Another cricketer has crossed himself off the eligible bachelors list — all-rounder Shadab Khan who took to Instagram to announce that he got married in a nikah ceremony on Monday. Did we see this one coming? Not at all.
The cricketer took to Instagram and Twitter where he shared that on Monday, he had his nikah, a big day that marks the beginning of a new chapter in his life. “Please respect my choices and those my wife’s and our families. Prayers and love for all,” Khan said, asking for privacy.
In his statement he wrote, “I am becoming part of my mentor Saqi Bhai’s [Saqlain Mushtaq’s] family. When I started playing cricket, I wanted to keep my family life separate, my family has also opted to stay out of public light. My wife has asked for the same, she wants her life to remain private.”
He once again requested his followers to respect his and his wife’s choices as well as their families’. Khan joked that if in case anyone wants to send salami, then he can send them the account number.
Khan received congratulatory messages from Pakistan Super League (PSL) host Erin Holland, tennis player Sania Mirza, actors Asad Siddiqui and Ushna Shah and South African cricketer Tabraiz Shamsi under his Instagram post.
Cricketers also dropped by to congratulate Khan in response to his tweet. Imam-ul-Haq jokingly expressed concern for Khan’s wife and prayed for her to have the strength to bear with him.
Hassan Ali also congratulated his friend and hoped for more happiness and joy for him.
Haris Rauf, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali and Muhammad Nawaz also congratulated Khan under his tweet.
Khan’s PSL team Islamabad United’s official Twitter handle also congratulated him and asked the captain to treat the whole team.
After Rauf, Masood and now Khan, Afridi is set to tie the knot on Feb 3 with Shahid Afridi’s second daughter Ansha. A source close to the Afridi family previously told Images, that the nikah ceremony of Shaheen and Ansha will be held in Karachi on Feb 3, before the next season of the PSL starts.