Pakistan all-rounder Aliya Riaz gets engaged to Waqar Younis’ younger brother

Apr 2, 2024

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Pakistan’s cricket fans erupted in joy as star all-rounder Aliya Riaz got engaged to PSL commentator Ali Younis.

A private engagement ceremony

The intimate ceremony, held in Wah Cantt, was attended by close family members, but pictures soon found their way to social media, spreading the happy news far and wide.

This union holds special significance, bringing together not just two lives but also two prominent figures within Pakistani cricket. Ali Younis is the younger brother of legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis, adding another layer of celebration to the occasion.

The cricketing community wasted no time in showering the couple with congratulations and well wishes for their upcoming journey together.

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Aliya Riaz’s cricketing journey

Aliya Riaz, a name synonymous with power-hitting and match-winning performances, boasts a stellar career. She has donned the national colours in a staggering 62 ODIs and 83 T20Is, amassing over 1200 runs and 30 wickets in ODIs alone. Her T20I record is equally impressive, with over 900 runs and 20 wickets to her name.

Earlier this year, Riaz etched her name in cricketing history by hammering a blazing 16-ball fifty, the third fastest in women’s T20 cricket.

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This powerful all-rounder’s talent, coupled with Younis’ commentary skills, promises a bright future for the couple both on and off the field.

This article was first published at WomenCricket.com, a Cricket Times company.

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