Shoaib Akhtar © Getty Images
Shoaib Akhtar © Getty Images


Jun 7, 2014


Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Saturday rubbished the reports of him marrying a 17-year-old girl from Haripur, named Rubab.


A report in the Tribune claimed that Akhtar’s family met a businessman named Mushtaq Khan on Hajj last year and spoke of finding a suitable match for the former international cricketer.


However, Akhar has rejected all such reports in the media. He wrote on Twitter, “Wishes are always welcome BUT NOT for some crap rumour…My journalist friends,I expect sensible reporting and not rumour spreading.Thanks!”(sic)


It was then decided that Akhtar will be tying the knot with Rubab, who in the last month appeared in the intermediate exams conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Abbottabad last month.