Shoaib Akhtar denies report of him getting married to 17 year old(Cricket/Update)

Last Updated: Sat, Jun 07, 2014 16:15 hrs

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has denied any news of him getting married with a 17-year-old-girl.

In a series of tweets Shoaib said: "Wishes are always welcome BUT NOT for some crap rumour...My journalist friends,I expect sensible reporting and not rumour spreading.Thanks!Have got many messages from my friends in the media across the world. Following is my statement on reports of my marriage. I would like to confirm that I'm not getting married to 17 year old girl,there is absolutely no truth in the story being reported. If not me, atleast respect the girl! Totally False."

Earlier, The Express Tribune newspaper had reported saying that the former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is set to tie the knot with a teenage girl, Rubab from Haripur District.

Businessman Mushtaq Khan's daughter Rubab has little interest in cricket and has three older brothers and a younger sister.

The newspaper had even quoted saying that Shoaib's wedding dates were finalised for the third week of June. (ANI)

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