Pakistani Former Cricketer Wasim Akram Wedding With Shaniera Thompson
Wasim Akram marries Australian girlfriend Shaniera Thompson
Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram on Wednesday announced that he had married his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson, after clerics contended it was “sinful” for the couple to live together without being wed. “I married Shaniera in Lahore last week in a simple ceremony and this is the start of a new life for me, my wife and for my kids,” Akram was quoted as saying by a local journalist. Akram, 47, proposed to the 30-year-old former public relations consultant last month and they married on August 12 in the presence of immediate family, sources said.
“I married Shaniera in Lahore last week in a simple ceremony and this is the start of a new life for me, my wife and for my kids,” Wasim told AFP. Shaniera, who has started cooking Pakistani dishes, said that she was happy to stay in Pakistan and would love to celebrate Eid Al Fitr in the country with zeal and zest.
Wasim said Thompson had converted to Islam and is learning Urdu.”She has embraced Islam and is learning our language. She has been close to my sons and they form a very good bond,” said Wasim of his two sons from his first marriage.