It’s confirmed: Shaheen Afridi to wed Shahid Afridi's daughter in two years
Pakistan's baby-faced left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi’s father has confirmed that the family of Shahid Afridi has accepted their proposal and the fast bowler is set to marry Shahid Afridi’s daughter in two years’ time, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
Confirming the news to the media, Shaheen’s father Ayyaz Khan Afridi said his family has a longstanding relationship with the family of Shahid Afridi and they had sought the hand of Shahid Afridi’s daughter with Shaheen and they had accepted their proposal.
Ayyaz said the engagement ceremony will be held soon.
The news spread like jungle fire in Shaheen Shah Afridi’s town Landi Kotal. His friends and relatives distributed sweets and stage a fireworks show to celebrate the news.
Other reports say that the two families have reached an understanding, but a formal engagement will be announced in some time.
A representative of Shahid Afridi's family meanwhile told media outlets that the proposal had been in discussion for the past two years.
Shahid Afridi's family said that since Shaheen is playing cricket and Shahid Afridi's daughter is still studying, the engagement has not yet been formally announced. They said that the engagement could be formalised shortly before the wedding in two years' time.
The family has requested that the matter not be speculated on. Shahid Afridi will make a proper announcement when the time is right, they said.
Some Twitteratis congratulated both the handsome players for becoming relatives and they are excited to see matches between susar (father-in-law) and damad (son-in-law).