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Akram finds new love in maiden from Melbourne

July 09, 2013 15:09 IST

Wasim Akram has got engaged to a former public relations consultant from Melbourne after proposing to her on his knee.

Wasim with girlfriend Shaniera Thompson The 47-year-old cricketer proposed to Shaniera Thompson, 30, from Brighton, in their lounge room, the Herald Sun reported.

Thompson, who has converted to Islam, will now call Pakistan her home.

She asserted that it was the romantic moment of her life, as it was so genuine; she further explained that the legendary bowler had asked her about her dream proposal and she had told him that she would like it to be at a private place.

Akram, whose first wife Huma died in 2009, said that he had never thought about a second marriage but is happy to have found love again after meeting Thompson in 2011.

Akram was earlier rumoured to be dating Indian actress Sushmita Sen.

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Source: ANI