Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali married an Indian flight engineer in Dubai on Tuesday, according to media reports.
The pair were wed at a ceremony at Atlantis, The Palm in two separate halls that were adorned with white flowers.
A story in the New Delhi-based Sports Grasp reported that the bride, Dubai-based Samiya Arzoo, is employed by Emirates airline and holds an aeronautics degree from Manav Rachna University in Faridabad.
In an earlier interview, Ali said that he proposed to her before “our families took over”.
“I will invite the Indian cricket team players to my wedding ceremony. In cricket, we are friends,” he said. “If Indian cricketers come to the wedding in Dubai, it will be fantastic.”
“We have a rivalry on the field, not outside the field,” he added. “We are professional crickets and we should share our joys among ourselves.”
Sports Grasp is reporting that Ali – a fast bowler – is now the fourth Pakistani professional cricketer to marry an Indian bride.
In 2010, for example, Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik married Indian tennis player Sania Mirza.
The two have reportedly also planned a wedding ceremony that will be held in Pakistan.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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