Islamabad: Pakistani all rounder Yasir Arafat has described this weekend as the biggest of his life, as its first part went well with Surrey’s victory over Somerset, and now he is due to get married on Sunday.
Surrey’s comfortable victory over Somerset was Arafat’s eighth title in his sixth season in English county cricket, and his fourth appearance at Lords in County cricket.
“Undoubtedly, the weekend is the biggest of my life. There have been some huge occasions such as my debut for Pakistan etc., but of course marriage is such an important and big occasion,” Arafat was quoted as saying by a website.
“Part one of the weekend has gone well with the victory over Somerset and the second part of the memorable weekend will occur, God Willing, on Sunday,” he added.
Arafat and Fatima Sheikh will tie the knot at the Oval cricket ground in a ceremony that will be attended by some of his teammates and former Pakistani cricketers.
Some of the current and former cricketers that are due to attend the ceremony include Mohammad Yousuf, Kevin Pietersen, Saqlain Mushtaq, Saurav Ganguly, Mushtaq Ahmed, Mohammad Akram, Mark Ramprakash, Robert Key and Alec Stewart.
"I’m really pleased that so many friends and family members will attend the function and I request all of them and my fans around the world to pray for a happy and successful future,” Arafat said.