Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar recently shared his perspective on remarriage during a guest appearance on Hafiz Ahmed’s podcast. Akhtar, discussing his own marriage and thoughts on second marriages, expressed his belief in the importance of remaining dedicated to a single partner.
When asked if he would consider remarrying, Akhtar acknowledged that Islam permits multiple marriages but personally emphasized the significance of commitment. He stated, “One is enough. People can do it [remarry] if they want to. I believe once you’re attached to somebody and that somebody has left their house for you, then we should also leave many things for her and be nice and kind to her.”
Akhtar further emphasized the need to become an inspiration to one’s spouse by possessing a strong character. According to him, building a lasting relationship requires mutual respect and making sacrifices for the happiness of one’s partner.
Reflecting on how he met his wife, Rubab Khan, Akhtar revealed that their families had the opportunity to spend time together during their pilgrimage to Hajj. It was at that time when his mother expressed her desire for Akhtar and Khan to marry. Respecting his mother’s wishes, Akhtar agreed to the marriage, as he had never refused any of her requests.
Akhtar described himself as liberal, while acknowledging that his wife holds more conservative values. Out of respect for her preferences, he refrains from sharing too many details about their personal lives on social media and other public platforms. He wholeheartedly supports his wife’s choice to maintain privacy.
Shoaib Akhtar and Rubab Khan tied the knot in 2014, towards the end of his illustrious cricketing career. The couple has been blessed with two sons, and Akhtar cherishes their relationship as a testament to commitment and understanding.