Pakistani cricket sensation Shaheen Afridi tied the knot with Ansha Afridi in a heartwarming ceremony, and to everyone's surprise, teammate Babar Azam attended the wedding reception.
Star-studded celebration in Karachi
The wedding reception took place at a picturesque venue in Karachi, radiating opulence. Prominent figures from the cricket world, including Mohammad Rizwan and Shoaib Malik, were among the star-studded guest list.
Babar Azam's heartfelt congratulations
Babar Azam, the current captain of the Pakistani cricket team, put an end to swirling rumors about a rift between him and Shaheen by attending the wedding reception. He even embraced the groom and expressed his heartiest congratulations to the newlyweds.
Banishing rift rumors once and for all
The speculations about Babar and Shaheen's discord during the 2023 Asia Cup matches have now been dispelled. It was rumored that a rift between the teammates occurred after the team's disappointing performance in the tournament. The Pakistani team's journey ended in a dismal fashion, finishing at the bottom of the Super Four stage.
What caused the alleged rift?
According to rumors, Babar expressed his dissatisfaction with the team's poor performance and called for better efforts. Shaheen Afridi defended the team but asked the captain to acknowledge the players who performed well. However, attending the wedding reception together seems to have put all these rumors to rest.
Public display of goodwill
The skipper's attendance at Shaheen's wedding reception and their participation in the celebrations with high spirits displayed a rock-solid bond between the two players. Babar even posted a picture of them together on social media, captioning it, "Heartiest Congratulations" with a heart emoji. The public display of goodwill reassured Pakistani cricket fans that the team remains united and strong.
Looking ahead to the ICC World Cup
The Pakistani cricket team is now preparing for the upcoming 2023 ICC World Cup, scheduled to be held in India next month.