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Wasim set for new innings with Aussie beauty

entertainment Updated: Jul 09, 2013 15:55 IST
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Wasim Akram

Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram has announced that he will marry his girlfriend of two years, Shaniera Thompson, who is a former public relations consultant based in Melbourne.

According to reports, Thompson has converted to Islam and will move to Pakistan with Akram.

In an interview to The Australian, Akram said, “I never thought I would get married again, but I am lucky and very happy to find love again. It just goes to show that life can give you a second chance.”

Akram’s first wife Huma died in 2009. Since then, the actor has been linked to Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen and Pakistani model-actor Humaima Malick.

The 47-year-old cricketer went down on his knee to propose to 30-year-old Thompson. She told him, “If we are doing this the traditional way, then you have to ask my father.” Akram then called her father to seek his approval.