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Wasim Akram's new wife learning Urdu

Last updated on: August 22, 2013 12:54 IST

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Pakistani pace legend Wasim Akram has revealed that his newly-wedded Australian wife has converted to Islam and is learning Urdu.

Akram announced his marriage to his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson, saying that he has started his new life on a happy note.


Photographs: Courtesy: Shaniera Thompson/Twitter

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Akram married Shaniera Thompson, a former public relations consultant, in Lahore last week in a simple ceremony, after proposing to her last month.

Stating that Thompson had converted to Islam, Akram said that she is learning his language Urdu.


Photographs: Courtesy: Shaniera Thompson/Facebook

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The veteran of 104 Tests and 356 One-dayers said that Thompson has been close to his sons from his first marriage to Huma, who died in 2009 after multiple organ failure.


Photographs: Courtesy: Shaniera Thompson/Facebook

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Thompson had come to Karachi earlier this month before going to see Akram's ailing father.

The first wife of Akram, Huma, died in 2009 after multiple organ failure.

The 47-year-old's career lasted from 1984 to 2003 and was regarded as one of the best left-arm fast bowlers to have played the game and remains a major celebrity in Pakistan.


Photographs: Courtesy: Shaniera Thompson/Facebook

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