Star cricketer Aliya Riaz ties the knot with commentator Ali Younis

Nikah ceremony was also graced by Pakistan Captain Babar Azam, Muhammad Yusuf, Mushtaq Ahmed and others

By
Sohail Imran
Newly wed-couple along with notable guest poses for a group photo on April 12, 2024. — reporter
Newly wed-couple along with notable guest poses for a group photo on April 12, 2024. — reporter   

Pakistan women’s cricket team all-rounder Aliya Riaz on Friday tied the knot with commentator Ali Younis, younger brother of former captain Waqar Younis, in Lahore.

The spectacular ceremony was held at a private farmhouse in Lahore, with a special Qawwali night.

Ali Younis and his wife Aliya Riaz. — reporter
 Ali Younis and his wife Aliya Riaz. — reporter 

Pakistan Captain Babar Azam, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Yousuf, Mushtaq Ahmed, Ramiz Raja, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, and Umar Akmal were among the attendees of the ceremony.  

The ceremony was also graced by female cricketers, including Nida Dar, Anam Amin, Iram Javed, Bisma Mahroof, Sidra Amin, and Natalia Parvez.

The couple had previously marked their engagement in a ceremony held at the beginning of this month.

It must be noted that Aliya is the top all-rounder of Pakistan's women's team. She has represented Pakistan with distinction in 62 One Day Internationals and 83 T20 matches.

Her exceptional talent has shone brightly on the global stage, notably during the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies and the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia, where she demonstrated her unwavering commitment and skill.

Younis Ali, a prominent figure in the cricketing world, brings his insightful commentary and deep understanding of the game to enrich the sporting experience for fans worldwide. He was recently part of the PSL 2024 commentary team.