Why did Shoaib Akhtar tie the knot at age 40?

12:31 AM | 22 Feb, 2023
Why did Shoaib Akhtar tie the knot at age 40?
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Days after former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar debuted his small screen show, The Shoaib Akhtar Show, it became popular among the audience who churned out memes from the snippets of the first episode. The program hosted by the "Rawalpindi Express" recently interviewed renowned Pakistani hosts Nida Yasir and Shaista Lodhi.  

During one of their conversations, Akhtar asked the former Good Morning Pakistan host which cricketer does she believe has the charisma that overpowers their game? To this, Lodhi replied, "I think Naseem Shah is cute but Shadab Khan is way too good-looking for a cricketer."

The 45-year-old then jokingly asked, "Why did he [Shadab] get married in such an emergency? You were only injured during the game, why tie the knot so soon? You could have waited."

"His wife would serve him while he's injured, of course," the Nadaaniyaan star chimed in.    

"He [Shadab] is a very sensible guy, by the way," the host added.

"You see, these cricketers getting married at such young ages is sending a positive message. People should get hitched when they're young," Yasir opined.

"Absolutely, they'd get to know how charming marital life is," Akhtar added in a playfully mocking tone.

"For him [Shoaib Akhtar], things are the exact opposite," Lodhi remarked.

"I followed my idol, and tied the knot in my forties," the fast pacer revealed.       

For the unversed, Akhtar often calls former Pakistani PM and cricket team captain, Imran Khan, his idol. Khan tied the knot with Jemima Goldsmith when the former was 43 and Goldsmith was 19 in 1995.

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The popular show started airing on 17th February 2023 on the OTT platform Urduflix.

The writer is a staff member.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 19 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 19, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.9 for buying and 280.8 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.9 280.8
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.4 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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