Indian “mamu” attends Sarfraz Ahmed’s wedding in Pakistan
MUMBAI: Indian “mamu” Mehboob Hasan and his entire family of wife, son and daughter have reached Pakistan to attend the wedding of wicketkeeper and batsman, Sarfraz Ahmed’s wedding.
Sarfraz, the vice captain of the Pakistan team got married to Syeda Khushbakht Shah in Karachi, his home town on 19th May.
“We arrived by road crossing wagah border (Delhi-Attari-Lahore route) on 16th May, especially to attend the marriage of my sister’s (Akila Banu) son”, the doting uncle Mehboob Hasan, speaking exclusively over telephone from Karachi, said on Thursday afternoon.
Mehboob Hasan is working as a senior clerk at in Agricultural Engineering College of Eawa in Western UP’s Etawah.
“It was a fantastic and classical marriage. We gave a golden ring to Sarfraz and brought many cloths for this family”, he further added.
Sarfraz left for Lahore to participate in the first Twenty20 against Zimbabwe on Friday. He may be the first cricketer to play an international match with the shortest gap between his marriage and the match.
Sarfraz Ahmed has not taken his wife to Lahore for the first Twenty20 match. “She has gone to her mother’s place”, Hasan added.
So, Sarfraz, who will be playing the Friday’s match on his 28th birthday will miss the company of his newly wedded wife at the birthday cake party.
“Sarfraz is set to arrive after the second Twenty20 match (on 24th May) and the family has arranged a walima reception in Karachi on May 25th”.
“He may not be available for the first ODI (on 26th May) but will take his wife for the remaining two ODIs’”, Sarfraz’s brother, Adnan Ahmed added from Pakistan.
Sarfraz Ahmed’s Indian mamu is set to return India before June 13, the day when his and his family’s visas get expired.