Shan Masood getting hitched on Jan 21

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Shan Masood, Pakistan’s top-order batter, is ready to get hitched to Peshawar-born Nische Khan this month.

According to the sources, Shan will tie the knot on January 21 in Peshawar while his valima cere-mony will take place on January 27 in Karachi.

The 33-year-old batsman will get married after the New Zealand series. His name was among the top trends on Twitter recently. However, it was not due to the news of his marriage but his disappointing performance in the ongoing Test series.

The left-hander is the son of famous banker Mansoor Masood Khan, meanwhile, his uncle Waqar Masood Khan served as an adviser to former prime minister Imran Khan on revenue and finance in the capacity of a Minister of State in Cabinet.

The Kuwait-born has featured in 27 Tests, five ODIs and 19 T20Is over the course of his career for Pakistan, while accumulating nearly 2000 runs. He made his Test debut against South Africa in 2013, whereas he was handed the international cap in ODIs and T20Is in 2019 and 2022 respectively.

Masood also has vast experience in first-class cricket with over 9000 runs in 144 matches.

Masood’s elder sister passed away last year. She had a rare chromosome disorder that seriously af-fected her development. Shan’s younger brother is a barrister.—Agencies