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Shoaib Akhtar, 38, marries 20-year-old girl

Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:55 [IST]
 
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Karachi, June 26: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has tied the knot with a 20-year old girl from Haripur in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province.

Duniya TV channel reported that Akhtar married Rubab in a quiet Nikah ceremony in Haripur on Wednesday (June 25).

Shoaib Akhtar marries 20-year-old girl

"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.

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.

PTI

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Story first published:  Thursday, June 26, 2014, 11:12 [IST]
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