Pakistan bowler Hasan Ali is all-set to tie the knot with Indian national Shamia Arzoo on August 20 at a ceremony in Dubai. This will be the fourth instance when a Pakistan cricketer will marry an Indian national. They duo met one year ago in Dubai and their friendship had grown since that meeting.
The marriage ceremony will take place at the Atlantis Palm Hotel in Dubai on August 20. The Pakistani bowler took to social media to share pictures of his pre-wedding photoshoot. "Our nikah will be solemnised on 20th August while the Rukhsati will take place three months later and we plan to stay in Gujrwanwala after marriage," he said earler. Here are the pictures posted by Hasan Ali:
Shamia Arzoo holds a degree in Aeronautics from Manav Rachna University and has also studied in England to become a flight engineer with Emirates airlines. She is based in Dubai while her family members are settled in New Delhi. Hasan Ali said that he had met with Shamia one year ago in Dubai and their friendship had grown since that meeting.
"I was the one who first expressed my love for her and proposed to her and then our families took over," he said with a smile.
Hasan Ali is the fourth Pakistani cricketer to get hitched with an Indian girl, after Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan, and Shoaib Malik. Malik married Indian tennis star Sania Mirza in April 2010 and the couple have a son. Former captain Zaheer Abbas was the first Pakistani player to marry an Indian woman. Mohsin Khan's marriage to Indian bollywood star Reena Roy, however, didn't last long although they have a daughter from their marriage.