Surely a news that will delight the Pakistani cricket team fans to the fullest. In 2010, it was Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza hitting the minds of every Pakistani cricket fan and now, its Umar Akmal’s turn to be in the spotlight. Right-handed batsman Umar Akmal is all set to marry the daughter of former Pakistani cricket team player, leg spin bowler Abdul Qadir. Both the cricketers are bonafied professionals in their own right and in a few months, the two are going to be closer than ever when it comes to family values.
Umar Akmal is the youngest brother of Adnan and Kamran Akmal (both wicket-keepers) and Abdul Qadir has made quite a reputation of being a fantastic leg spinner. Umar Akmal first laid eyes on Abdul Qadir’s daughter in her brother’s wedding function and that was the beginning of something special between the two.
The couple has already been engaged and the wedding is expected to take place very soon. On a related note, the wedding ceremony of Abdul Qadir’s son Salman Qadir took place earlier this year in the month of February and many fellow cricketers attended the grand event; including his would-be son-in-law, Umar Akmal.
Below is one photo of Umar Akmal, taken on his engagement with father-in-law Abdul Qadir:
Updated: 26 November 2013
LAHORE: Middle order batsman Umar Akmal, who has played many brilliant innings in his cricketing career so far, is ready to start a new innings of his life as he will get married on February 26, 2014.
The stylish batsman will marry to Noor Amna, daughter of former cricketer Abdul Qadir, and star studded wedding ceremony to be held in Lahore on February 26 next year.
The news of Umar’s wedding was in buzz for many days but today the sources close to both families has confirmed the news to the reporters as well.
The batsman will likely to miss the Asia Cup Cricket Tournament 2014 to be played in Bangladesh from February 24 to March 07, 2014.
Updated 27 February 2014: We just learned that Umar Akmal delayed his Valima to play in Asia Cup 2014. The decision turned in his favor as he scored a total of 102* NOT OUT today. Also, he made headlines earlier today when a local session court issued the arrest warrant for Umar Akmal for violating traffic rules & scuffing with traffic warden.