Shahid Afridi’s daughter ‘engaged’ to Pakistani fast bowler?

Former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi with his daughter.–File photo

Social media is abuzz with reports that Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has got engaged to the second eldest daughter of former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi, one of the most popular Pakistani all-rounders.

According to reports, families of the would-be bride and groom will hold a formal engagement ceremony after two years, on completion of education of the girl.

Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm), who introduces himself as a journalist passionately in love with real life and the words and photographs that capture it, tweeted on Saturday, “With permission from both families, I would like to clarify the engagement rumours between Shaheen Afridi and the daughter of Shahid Afridi. The proposal has been accepted; it is thought that a formal engagement will be done within 2 yrs, following the completion of her education.”

However, Ihtisham also posted a clarification shortly after his first announcement. He wrote, “The reason behind this tweet is to clarify the suspicion caused by social media. Respect to both families; please do await their own official announcements as they are currently in talks.I would like to request all individuals to respect their privacy during this auspicious time.”

Twitter user Sheraxii Tweets (@i_mAfridi) wrote, “As per relative sources Shaheen Shah afridi had engaged with shahid afridi’s second eldest daughter.”

The pacer recently became the youngest fast bowler to take 100 T20 wickets.

However, there was no confirmation from both families of the engagement reports circulating on the Pakistani media and social media until Saturday midnight.

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