Coming out clear and making it official Pakistan premier pacer Hassan Ali has said that he will be marrying Indian girl Shamia Arzoo on August 20.
This was revealed by Hassan Ali himself on Friday in a press conference at his hometown, Gujranwala.
The Dubai-based woman is a flight engineer with Emirates Airlines, while her family members are settled in New Delhi.
“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,” he said.
“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.
Shamia holds a degree in Aeronautics from Manav Rachna University and has also studied in England.
“I will be wearing a black and red sherwani suit while she will be dressed in Indian style,” he added.
Hasan said 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 than our families took over,” he said with a smile.
Hasan is the fourth Pakistani cricketer to get hitched with an Indian girl, after Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan and Shoaib Malik.