Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is now involved with cricket after marrying Asser Malik, general manager of the Pakistan Cricket Council (High Performance).
They tied the knot in Birmingham on Tuesday after a two-year courtship. The bride confirmed the news on Twitter, posting photos and a message: “Today is a great day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to become partners for life. My families and I celebrated a small nikki ceremony at home in Birmingham. Please send us your prayers. We are delighted to go on this journey together. “
Malik graduated from Aitchison College in Lahore and after graduating from Lahore University he went into business. Cricket has always been his passion.
“I know Asser professionally. What I can tell you is that he used to work in a cricket league called LMS – Last Man Stands. It is an amateur cricket league, very successful in Pakistan and is a key figure in the LMS, helping to make it the largest amateur cricket league in Pakistan, ”said Rehan-ul-Haq, general manager of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise. … Islamabad United reported to this newspaper.
We were thrilled and glad that @Malala as one of our guests in # CWC19 the opening of the party in London last night.@ZAbbasOfficial spoke to this inspiring young girl who is a big fan of @TheRealPCB bowlers – especially @ realha55an and @ 76Shadabkhan #WeHaveWeWill 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/ePFVyrmNwI
– ICC (@ICC) May 30, 2019
Malik subsequently became Special Projects and Entertainment Manager at Multan Sultans, another PSL franchise. “Besides amateur cricket, Asser has been involved in mass cricket in Pakistan for quite some time. He started mass cricket, developing activities in the low-income areas of southern Punjab. When Multan Sultans was resold, it became associated with the franchise before moving to PCB, ”said Haider Azhar, COO of Multan Sultans. Indian express…
Despite the friendship, Azhar had no idea about the Malik-Malal relationship. But he’s very happy for a couple. His friend was praised sincerely: “A diligent gentleman with an excellent education.”
Malik’s support came from other sources as well.
“He’s from Lahore. He’s a good guy, ”former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Council, Ehsan Mani, told The Indian Express.
Today is a significant day in my life.
Asser and I tied the knot to become partners for life. My families and I celebrated a small nikki ceremony at home in Birmingham. Please send us your prayers. We are glad to go together into the future.
📸: @malinfezehai pic.twitter.com/SNRgm3ufWP
– Malala (@Malala) November 9, 2021
Malala, a girl from Pakistan’s Swat Valley, has been a face of civic activism and women’s right to education since a Taliban shot her in the head when she defied a dictate that banned girls from going to school. She was then 15 years old. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded two years later, in 2014, making her the youngest ever to receive this award.
Unsurprisingly, the wedding brought in a flood of congratulatory messages from all over the world. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was one of the first to tweet: “Congratulations Malala and Asser! Sophie and I hope you enjoyed your special day – we wish you a happy life together. “
British politician Nick Gibb tweeted: “Congratulations! What great news. ” Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote: “Congratulations to you and Asser! I wish you all the best at the beginning of your new life together. ” Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran KhanEx-wife Jemima Goldsmith wished all the best: “Congratulations!