A combo image shows Shahid Afridi with his daughter and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Tanvir Usman, Gulf Today
Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi has finally cleared the air over the news about his daughter’s engagement with fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.
In a recent TV interview, the celebrity cricketer confirmed that Shaheen will be his son-in-law in the future.
Earlier, the young pacer’s father Ayaz Khan had told local media that Shahid Afridi’s family has agreed to the proposal.
When the host asked Afridi about his daughter’s future plan, he said she is currently busy with her studies and wants to become a doctor.
“At present, it is not decided whether she will pursue further studies in Pakistan or England.”
The former cricket captain clarified that though Shaheen also belongs to Afridi clan, he had no relationship with his daughter before the decision for engagement from both sides.
"Afridis have eight tribes, Shaheen and we belong to different tribes," he elaborated.
In March, Shahid Afridi said on Twitter, “Shaheen's family approached my family for my daughter. Both families are in touch, matches are made in heaven, if Allah wills this match will be made too. My prayers are with Shaheen for his continued success on and off the field.”
In 2019, Wasim Akram was delighted to admit that teenager Shaheen Afridi would shine in the future of Pakistan`s cricket.
After the 19-year-old Afridi enjoyed a breakthrough World Cup campaign, Wasim Akram hailed the teenager as a future star.
The teenager recorded Pakistan's best-ever World Cup bowling figures with a scintillating spell of 6-35 win over Bangladesh at Lord's.
Afridi made his mark in a domestic match in September 2017, claiming eight wickets for just 39 runs in a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy game.
Afridi was blessed with a baby girl, the fifth daughter for the veteran cricketer.
"I am very positive about Pakistan’s chances of winning the World Cup, the way they are playing and performing. If you see the ICC rankings top five slots are occupied by Pakistani players. It has never happened in the past,” said Afridi.
A journalist, Ihtisham Ul Haq said on Twitter, “With permission from both families, I would like to clarify the engagement rumours between Shaheen Afridi and the daughter of Shahid Afridi. "
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