This following love story is very unusual as Pakistani cricketer left his own country for the love of an Indian girl. Yes, I am talking about Imran Tahir, who decided to move to South Africa for his love, and left Pakistan in 2006.
Imran Tahir’s Love Story
Imran was a part of Pakistan’s junior team in 1988. During this time, he came on a tour of South Africa, where he saw the Indian-origin model Sumayya Dildar. After another meeting, they fell in love and decided to get married. Imran left Pakistan in 2006. At the same time, Sumayya had left modeling after marriage.
Tahir told Times Of India, “I am lucky that I have my wife Sumayya and son Gibran in my life. But it is really tough on them. My son is about a year old and for eight months out of those I haven’t seen him. They were with me for a couple of months in Australia during the World Cup which was really nice.”
“It is really tough from their point of view. My wife understands the job. I get to see them everyday over Skype. It’s not how you want things to be but at least it’s there.”
“When we made the decision to settled in South Africa, it wasn’t easy for any of us. I wanted to achieve something in life, I knew that I had the talent and wanted to play at the highest level. It was hard for the first couple of years in SA. We were thinking differently, but both of us remained positive.”