Pakistan’s fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi and former captain Shahid Afridi’s daughter Ansha Afridi have tied the knot in a grand wedding ceremony in Karachi on September 19, 2023. The couple had their nikah (marriage contract) in February this year, but their rukhsati (sending off) and valima (reception) were held this month.
Shaheen Afridi and Ansha Afridi Wedding
The Mehndi Night
The wedding festivities began with a mehndi night at Shahid Afridi’s house on September 18, 2023. The event was attended by close relatives and friends of the bride and groom. Shaheen looked handsome in a green kurta and white shalwar, while Ansha looked stunning in a yellow lehenga and green dupatta. The couple danced to the tunes of popular songs and enjoyed the night with their loved ones.
The Baraat Ceremony
The baraat ceremony took place at a local hotel in Karachi on September 19, 2023. The groom arrived with his family and friends, including many Pakistani cricketers such as Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Misbah-ul-Haq, Saeed Anwer, Sohail Khan, and Tanveer Ahmed. Shaheen wore a white kurta and trousers, a golden prince coat, and brown loafers. Ansha wore a red bridal dress with heavy gold jewellery. The couple exchanged rings and garlands and received blessings from their elders.
The Valima Reception
The valima (reception) ceremony will be held in Islamabad on September 21, 2023. The couple will host their guests at a lavish venue and celebrate their union. Shaheen and Ansha are expected to wear matching outfits and look radiant on their big day.
The Love Story
Shaheen and Ansha have known each other for a long time, as Shahid Afridi and Shaheen’s brother are good friends. Shaheen proposed to Ansha two years ago and their families agreed to the match. Shaheen revealed that he was the one who thought about marrying Ansha first and that she has always supported him in his cricket career. He also said that they met properly for the first time at their nikah ceremony.
The Cricket Connection
Shaheen is one of the best pacers in the world and has been an integral part of the Pakistan cricket team. He will be playing in the ODI World Cup 2023, which will start on October 5 in India. He will be joined by his captain Babar Azam, who attended his wedding and hugged him warmly. A video of their hug went viral on social media, as it showed their friendship and camaraderie amid reports of a rift between them after Pakistan’s exit from the Asia Cup 2023.
Shaheen’s father-in-law Shahid Afridi is a legendary all-rounder and former captain of Pakistan. He retired from international cricket in 2017, but still plays in various T20 leagues around the world. He is also known for his philanthropic work through his foundation.
Shaheen Afridi and Ansha Afridi’s wedding was a dazzling affair that brought together many stars from the cricket world and beyond. The couple looked happy and beautiful as they embarked on their new journey together. We wish them all the best for their future.
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