Famed Pakistani Fast Bowler Wasim Akram announced that he had married his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson. Wasim proposed to 30-year-old Thompson, a former public relations consultant last month. Wasim said Shaniera had converted to Islam and is learning Urdu.
Wasim played 104 Tests and 356 one-day internationals for Pakistan in his career from 1984 to 2003. He was regarded one of the best left-arm fast bowler to have played the game and remains a major celebrity in Pakistan. Wasim was player of the tournament in the country's only triumph in the World Cup, in Australia in 1992. He captained Pakistan to a runners-up finish in the 1999 World Cup in England.