Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim ties the knot with Sannia Ashfaq
Prime Minister Imran Khan has been invited to the wedding dinner.
Published - Aug 25, 2019 7:07 am | Updated - Oct 26, 2019 4:36 pm
Pakistani cricketers Hasan Ali and Imad Wasim have made the most of their breaks at the moment. Imad Wasim became the second Pakistani cricketer after Hasan Ali to tie the knot this week. The all-rounder tied the knot with British-Pakistani Sannia Ashfaq on Saturday at the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad. Earlier this week, Hasan got hitched to Shamia Arzoo on Tuesday. Shamia is a Dubai-based Indian girl, who works as a flight engineer at the Emirates Airlines.
Hasan tied the knot in a glitzy ceremony at Dubai. But unlike Hasan’s, Imad’s wedding was a private and a low-key affair. The all-rounder’s wedding dinner will take place on August 26 in Islamabad. Former Pakistan cricket captain and current Prime Minister Imran Khan, his special assistant on political affairs, Naeemul Haque, and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed Khan are among the dignitaries invited to the wedding dinner.
Imad, nonetheless, recently turned up for Nottinghamshire in the ongoing T20 Blast in England. The all-rounder played five games but could not make much of a mark with the bat. He, however, made a good contribution with the ball and picked up seven wickets. Before that, he had impressed in the World Cup where Pakistan crashed out at the group stage. The all-rounder played a stunning match-winning knock against bitter-rivals Afghanistan.
A lengthy break
Pakistan cricketers, nonetheless, are set to enjoy a lengthy break from international cricket after the World Cup. Their next series is the home series against Sri Lanka. The players are currently having a pre-season training camp at the NCA Lahore under the coaching of former captain Misbah-ul-Haq.
The Men in Green will finally return to action towards the end of September. Pakistan will host their longest bilateral series in a decade as they will play three ODIs and three T20Is against Sri Lanka. Pakistan were also planning to host two Test matches but it has now been postponed to December in UAE. Imad Wasim is likely to be part of the both the T20I as well as ODI team.
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