Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi opens up about his marriage with Ansha Afridi, daughter of Shahid Afridi. The cricketer talked in detail about his marriage with Ansha Afridi.
The pacer says he decided to marry Ansha Afridi. Shaheen said that he decided to marry Ansha in the beginning and it was not the decision taken by the family.
“It was my marriage so obviously, it was me who thought about marrying her. Lala and my brother have been friends for a very long time, and our elders know each other too. So, my mother went ahead with the rishta (proposal) and the families agreed,” he said shyly.
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When asked about where they first met, Shaheen Afridi said that they both have been visiting each other’s homes with families. “There wasn’t a proper first meet-up as such. We used to go to each other’s houses. Whenever they’d come to our house so I’d see her around and then we met at our Nikkah,” he said.
When asked about her interests in his bowling, the cricketer said, Ansha likes his bowling but asks him to bat too. “They say that you should always have a life partner that appreciates you and thank God I have that. She doesn’t get involved much but has always supported me,” he exclaimed.
The host asked about his relations with father-in-law Shahid Afridi, to which he said, “He’s not at all short-tempered and doesn’t get angry easily. When you look at him, he might look stern and strict but if you meet him, he’s very friendly, has a good sense of humor, and loves to chat. I’ve never seen him angry.”
Shaheen said Ansha is family oriented and that’s the best thing he likes about her. “The best quality about her is how much she loves her parents and her sisters; which is very rare nowadays. Mobile phones have created a distance, a wall between families and we rarely see kids talking to their parents,” he said.
Shaheen also said that Ansha loves biryani. “She eats everything but she loves Biryani. Bohat maze se khaati hai. Other than that, she likes vegetable curry too,” he concluded.
The pacer added that he eats everything she cooks. The couple tied the knot in February in an intimate Nikkah ceremony.