PAKISTAN cricket great Wasim Akram is engaged to marry Melbourne woman Shaniera Thompson.The famed left-arm bowler, 47, proposed on bended knee in their lounge room to Ms Thompson, 30.
“It was the romantic moment of my life because it was so genuine,” she said. A former public relations consultant from Brighton, Ms Thompson has converted to Islam, and will call Pakistan home. She said Akram was nervous about proposing in the traditional way.

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“He was really sweet about it.

He asked me what my dream proposal would be and I said I’m not the type of woman that likes a big scene. I would want it to be at home or somewhere private.

“Then I came into the lounge room and he was on his knee and asked me if I’d marry him.”

But the joyful mood was soon broken by a worried look on Thompson’s face.
She told Akram: “If we are doing this the traditional way, then you have to ask my father.”
He called Ms Thompson’s father, who gave his blessing.

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The pair met in Melbourne in 2011 and Akram said he was happy he had found love.
“I never thought I would get married again, but I am lucky and very happy to find love again,” he said.
“It just goes to show that life can give you a second chance.”

Akram’s first wife, Huma, died in 2009. They had two boys, now aged 15 and 12.
via Herald Sun Australia

Source: Pakium.com