Former international cricketer Shoaib Akhtar is set to tie the knot with a teenage girl from the district of Haripur, members of his family told The Express Tribune on Friday. Akhtar is due to visit his hometown of Rawalpindi on June 12 and family members say wedding dates have been finalised for the third week of June.
Sources said Shoaib Akhtar’s family met Mushtaq Khan, a businessman from Haripur while on Hajj last year and asked Khan’s wife for help in finding a suitable match for the 39-year-old retired cricketer.
Both families reportedly met several times upon their return to Pakistan before finalising a match between Akhtar and Rubab, aged 17.
Sources say Rubab has little interest in cricket and has three older brothers and a younger sister.
She appeared in intermediate exams conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Abbottabad last month.
Sources say the mehndi function is scheduled for June 19, the rukhsati on the 20th at Haripur’s Bilawal Hall and the valima will be held in Rawalpindi on the 22nd.