Duniya TV channel reported that Akhtar married Rubab in a quiet Nikah ceremony in Haripur on Wednesday (June 25).
"The haq mahar has been kept at half a million rupees and Akhtar's parents attended the simple nikah ceremony," the report said.
Initially Akhtar had denied reports that he was getting married to a girl chosen by his parents. He had tweeted about this on June 7.
"I would like to confirm that I'm not getting married to 17 year old girl,there is absolutely no truth in the story being reported..(Contd.)— Shoaib Akhtar (@DaFastestBowler) June 7, 2014
...If not me,atleast respect the girl! Totally False"— Shoaib Akhtar (@DaFastestBowler) June 7, 2014
A source close to Akhtar, 38, confirmed to PTI that the fast bowler and his family had visited the girls residence on June 12 where both families agreed on the wedding date.