Who Is Samiya Arzoo: Pakistani cricket team lost the semi-final match to Australia last night in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. In a recap of what happened with Indian players Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami, Pakistani cricketers are now being trolled for losing a crucial match. One of them is Pakistani bowler Hasan Ali who dropped a catch during the match last night. Ali's Indian wife Samiya Arzoo is being targeted as well.
Aeronautical Engineer by training, Samiya Arzoo married Hasan Ali 2019, in Dubai. Soon after the Pakistani cricket team lost the match, Arzoo and tennis star Sania Mirza, who is married to batsman Shoaib Malik, became the target of online trolls for their Indian roots.
Some fans went on to claim that the match was "fixed" by Ali as he was married to an Indian woman. Here's how social media users targetted Arzoo:
#Pakistan lost due to bad efforts by #HasanAli(@RealHa55an) on the field. He not only led #BabarAzam down but whole of Pakistan.— Rizwan Ahmad (@Rizwan_2Ahmad) November 12, 2021
it smells #fixing because he married an #Indian Samiya Arzoo.#T20WorldCup #PAKVSAUS #shaheenafridi #ImranKhan pic.twitter.com/4aszB900ZR
Saniya Mirza & Samiya Arzoo are the only Indians going to semi finals.— Mujahid Malik 🇵🇰 (@iamMujahidMalik) November 7, 2021
Who is Samiya Arzoo?
Arzoo is currently employed as a flight engineer with Air Emirates. She hails from Chandeni village in Haryana's Palwal district. Her father Liaquat Ali is a retired Block Development Officer working with the Haryana government. Arzoo grew up and completer her education from Faridabad, where the family has been living for more than 15 years now.
She completed her degree in aeronautical engineering from a private university in the city. Speaking about his decision to let his daughter marry a Pakistani national, Ali said that they had some members of their family settled in the neighbouring country as well. "My great grandfather’s brother had migrated to Pakistan during the partition and that side of the family has lived there since. We have stayed in touch with them over the years, so we know she has family there too."
The couple had an intimate nikah ceremony, attended by family and friends on December 20, 2019, at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai's Palm Jumeirah.