Wasim Akram player 104 Tests and 356 ODIs for Pakistan © AFP
Wasim Akram player 104 Tests and 356 ODIs for Pakistan © AFP

Aug 21, 2014

Former Pakistan bowler Wasim Akram announced on Twitter that he and his wife Shaniera Akram were expecting their first child.

Akram had married his Australian girlfriend Shaniera Thompson in Lahore in 2013. After the marriage, Shaniera had converted to Islam and changed her surname.

In a conversation with AFP, he said, “She has embraced Islam and is learning our language. She has been close to my sons and they form a very good bond. I sincerely hope the people of Pakistan and our friends and supporters across the globe will give us their blessing and support.”

Wasim Akram’s first wife Huma had died due to multiple organ failure.