Pakistan cricketer Hasan Ali has tied the knot with Indian national Shamia Arzoo in Dubai on Tuesday. Shamia works there as a flight engineer with Emirates Airlines and her family members are settled in New Delhi.
Just a few hours before Hasan Ali's wedding, the young pacer had posted a picture of him on social media and had written that it was his last night as a bachelor and that he was looking forward.
Read Ali's tweet here:
Last night as a bachelor..!🤣🤣 looking forward 😝 pic.twitter.com/0TDKuYRkZm— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) August 19, 2019
Ali thus becomes the fourth Pakistan cricketer to marry an Indian woman after Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan, and Shoaib Malik. Ex-skipper Zaheer Abbas was the first Pakistani player to marry an Indian woman, Mohsin Khan had married Bollywood actress Reena Roy. Nonetheless, their marriage didn't last long. Former captain and all-rounder Shoaib Malik was the next Pakistan cricketer on the list. He tied the knot with tennis star Sania Mirza back in April 2010.
Speaking about Sania Mirza, she had made a surprise appearance on social media and had a hilarious wish for Hasan Ali.
After the 25-year-old had posted a picture of his final day as a bachelor, Sania Mirza came forward and replied by first congratulating the speedster and then wishing him and his bride a lifetime of love and happiness. Sania then made a special but hilarious request that this time he will have to treat them to more than Nandos.
Read Mirza's tweet here:
Congratulations Hassan ❤️ wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness .. this time you’ll have to treat us to more than Nandos though 😅😅 https://t.co/CEXysWNv4F— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 20, 2019
Hasan Ali on his marriage
"Our families wanted to keep this a low key affair but since the matter has come out in the media I have decided to make an official announcement to ensure they are no speculations surrounding my marriage," Hasan told a news conference in his hometown, Gujranwala, where Shamia will reside post marriage.
"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.