Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Afridi married Ansha Afridi, the daughter of former cricket star Shahid Afridi, in a star-studded celebration that went viral on social media. The two tied the knot in Karachi and later held wedding festivities in September.

Speaking on Samaa TV’s podcast, ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi opened up about why he chose Shaheen to be his son-in-law.

“His family and mine had been talking about this topic for a long time,” Shahid said. “Shaheen is a very good human being. I had not known him personally but the elders in our family knew each other very well, but their contact had faded. A lot of people who played domestic cricket with Shaheen praised him for being very mature, well mannered. All these things were very important for me to know what kind of a person he is.”


Shahid was then asked about the chances of developing a career in Bollywood, to which the former cricketer replied:

‘”Yes, I got an offer two to three times, in India as well, I think one should only do something that he can. My identity was cricket, I was never in movies, and neither was my family into that so I never thought of that. It was fine doing some acting in TV commercials but that was it.”