New Delhi: Pakistan pacer Hassan Ali has started a new phase of life by tying the knot with Indian national Samiya Arzoo.
The wedding ceremony took place on Tuesday in Dubai, and the cricketer took to social media to thank everyone for thier wishes on the auspicious occassion.
"Thanks to everyone for your wishes on this auspicious occasion which is very close to my heart. May Allah bless all the people who have shown love and support to us. Keep us in your prayers. #HassanWedsSamiya," he tweeted.
A video also showed the Ali celebrating his wedding the same way he celebrates getting a wicket. The 25-year-old enjoyed a desert safari as his wedding was solemnised. He also performed his trademark wicket-taking celebration for the photoshoot.
Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq shared the video on Tuesday saying, "Hassan Ali doing his wicket-taking celebration at a desert safari ahead of his Mehndi."
Before the wedding ceremony took place, Ali had shared a picture of himself with a caption: "Last Night as a bachelor! looking forward."
Ali got a reply from Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who is married to his colleague Shoaib Malik. "Congratulations Hassan. Wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness ...This time you'll have to treat us to more than Nandos though," Sania said in a tweet.
Ali had even invited cricketers from India for his wedding ceremony. He had said that he would happy if Indian cricketers turned up for his wedding.
As reported earlier, Samiya, 26, is from Haryana. She is a flight engineer with Emirates Airlines, while her family members are settled in New Delhi.
Hassan has now become the fourth Pakistani cricketer to get married with an Indian girl, after Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan and Shoaib Malik.