Wasim Akram calls off Bollywood marriage rumours

Pakistani television channels also splashed the story, hotly anticipating another high-profile cross-border union after the 2010 nuptials of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza. "I am tired of denying such rumours and now I want this to end once and for all," Wasim told AFP after Indian media claimed on Thursday that the couple were about to tie the knot in Mumbai.

updated: April 12, 2013 18:48 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan cricket icon Wasim Akram demanded privacy and respect from fans and media alike Friday, calling for an end "once and for all" to rumours he is marrying Bollywood heroine Sushmita Sen.

The famed paceman has been linked constantly in the media to the 1994 Miss Universe since they were judges in 2008 Indian dance show "Aik Khilari, Aik Haseena" (A player, a beauty).

Wasim, a widower since his wife Huma died in October 2009, said he is fed up.

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