Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi is reportedly going to marry Shahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa after Ayaz Khan, father of the left arm seamer confirmed the news to the Pakistan media. Khan said that Shahid Afridi agreed to the proposal as both the families have a long lasting relationship. He also added that their engagement of the couple will take place after the completion of Aqsa's education, in about 2 years. The news was further confirmed by the Pakistani Journalist Ihtisham ul Haq.
“With permission from both families, I would like to clarify the engagement rumours between Shaheen Afridi and the daughter of Shahid Afridi. The proposal has been accepted; it is thought that a formal engagement will be done within 2 yrs, following the completion of her education,” he tweeted.
“The reason behind this tweet is to clarify the suspicion caused by social media. Respect to both families; please do await their own official announcements as they are currently in talks. I would like to request all individuals to respect their privacy during this auspicious time,” he added.
Shaheen Afridi and Shadid Afridi, both were part of the Pakistan Super League that was suspended after a mini outbreak of the coronavirus inside the bio bubble. Shaheen was in fine form and bagged 9 wickets in 4 games for Lahore Qalandars while Shahid Afridi picked up 5 wickets for Multan Sultan. The PCB was severely criticised for being linient on the safety of the players as they didn't take any action on the several breaches of the bio bubble that might have played a role in this outbreak.