Shoaib Akhtar, 38, ties knot with 20-year-old

Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has tied the knot with a 20-year old girl from Haripur in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province.

Duniya TV channel reported that Akhtar married Rubab in a quiet Nikah ceremony in Haripur on Wednesday.

"The haq mahar has been kept at half a million rupees and Akhtar`s parents attended the simple nikah ceremony," the report said.

Initially Akhtar had denied reports that he was getting married to a girl chosen by his parents.

A source close to Akhtar, 38, confirmed to PTI that the fast bowler and his family had visited the girl`s residence on June 12 where both families agreed on the wedding date.

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