Karachi: Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali is set to marry an Indian woman named Shamia, local media reported on Tuesday (July 30).

According to reports, the 25-year-old Ali met Shamia Arzoo through a close friend in Dubai, and they are expected to tie the knot sometime next year.

"Yes, I have been friends with an Indian girl whom I met in Dubai, but our families will decide the final date," he told reporters.

The report claimed that Shamia, who studied engineering in England, works for a private airline and is based in Dubai.

Ali, who played four games out of Pakistan's nine in the World Cup 2019, has featured in nine Tests, 53 ODIs and 30 T20 Internationals.

Last year, Ali attracted criticism after his antics at the Attari-Wagah Border, where he performed his signature wicket-taking gesture.

According to reports, preparations have already begun at Hasan's home in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Hasan confirmed he had been seeing Arzoo for the last one year and said that both families would meet to finalise the wedding date.