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.