Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai now has a cricket connection after marrying Asser Malik, Pakistan Cricket Board’s basic supervisor (excessive efficiency).
They tied the knot in Birmingham on Tuesday after a two-year courtship. The bride confirmed the information on Twitter, posting footage and a message: “Right this moment marks a treasured day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be companions for all times. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at house in Birmingham with our households. Please ship us your prayers. We’re excited to stroll collectively for the journey forward.”
Malik graduated from Aitchison School in Lahore and after greater research at Lahore College, took to entrepreneurship. Cricket has at all times been his ardour.
“I do know Asser professionally. What I can inform you is that he used to work for a cricket league which known as the LMS – Final Man Stands. It’s an novice cricket league, very profitable in Pakistan and he’s a pivotal determine within the LMS, contributing to it changing into the biggest novice cricket league in Pakistan,” Rehan-ul-Haq, basic supervisor of Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) franchise Islamabad United, advised this paper.
We have been thrilled and humbled to have @Malala as certainly one of our friends on the #CWC19 opening celebration in London final evening.@ZAbbasOfficial spoke with this inspirational younger woman who is a big fan of @TheRealPCB bowlers – particularly @realha55an and @76Shadabkhan #WeHaveWeWill 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/ePFVyrmNwI
— ICC (@ICC) Could 30, 2019
Subsequently, Malik grew to become supervisor, particular tasks and leisure, at Multan Sultans, one other PSL franchise. “Other than novice cricket, Asser has been concerned with grassroots cricket in Pakistan for fairly a while. He began grassroots cricket, developmental work in low-income areas in southern Punjab. When Multan Sultans have been resold, at the moment he grew to become related to the franchise earlier than shifting to the PCB,” Haider Azhar, chief working officer at Multan Sultans, advised The Indian Categorical.
Regardless of friendship, Azhar didn’t have any clue concerning the Malik-Malala relationship. However he’s very pleased for the couple. Reward for his buddy was real: “A radical gentleman with a superb instructional background.”
Endorsement for Malik got here from different sources as properly.
“He’s from Lahore. He is an efficient man,” former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani advised The Indian Categorical.
Right this moment marks a treasured day in my life.
Asser and I tied the knot to be companions for all times. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at house in Birmingham with our households. Please ship us your prayers. We’re excited to stroll collectively for the journey forward.
📸: @malinfezehai pic.twitter.com/SNRgm3ufWP
— Malala (@Malala) November 9, 2021
Malala, a woman from the Swat Valley in Pakistan, has been the face of social activism and ladies’s proper to training ever since she was shot within the head by a member of the Taliban when she defied the diktat to ban women from going to colleges. She was 15 years outdated then. The Nobel Peace Prize got here two years later in 2014, making her the youngest-ever to get the honour.
Little surprise then that the wedding introduced an overflow of congratulatory messages from the world over. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was one of many early birds, tweeting: “Congratulations, Malala and Asser! Sophie and I hope you loved your big day – we’re wishing you a lifetime of happiness collectively.”
British politician Nick Gibb tweeted: “Congratulations! What great information.” Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner wrote: “Congratulations to you and Asser! Wishing you all the perfect as you start your new life collectively.” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith provided her finest needs: “Congratulations and mashallah x”.