Famous baller Hassan Ali announced that he is going to get married soon to the girl of his dreams. Like Saniya Mirza and Shoaib Malik, Hassan Ali is getting married to an Indian lady Samiya Khan. She was born in India, studied there, and is working as a flight engineer in Emirates Airline.
Today Hassan Ali’s photographer posted some pre-wedding shoot on his official page that went viral over the Internet in no time. It was their Nikah ceremony today in Dubai. All their family and close friends were there to bless the newly wedded couple.
Rumours swirled about the cricketer’s marriage earlier this year, and then he confirmed that August 20 would be the date, and the UAE would be the location, in an interview with Geo News.
He said he had met her a year ago during a dinner. “I spoke to my brother and sister-in-law after I met her. I told my brother that I wanted to marry her and the family had no issue.”
He added that pictures circulating of her on social media were fake, and people would not get to see her until after the wedding.
It’s not clear how many Pakistani cricketers were making the trip for the wedding, though Ali has previously said that most of his teammates were busy and unable to attend the nikkah ceremony on Tuesday, when the two will officially become married. He did say that they would have the walima two or three months later in Pakistan – when more of his teammates were free. The walima is the marriage banquet, or celebration.
Ali is believed to have been granted six days leave from the team for his wedding.
Although there’s little known of Ali’s soon-to-be wife, he has shared one interesting nugget of information: the fact that she does not like the sport he’s devoted his life to.
“She knows nothing about cricket and does not like it,” he told Geo News earlier this month. “Her first favourite cricketer is Hasan Ali.”