South African cricketer Bjorn Fortuin has accepted Islam along with his wife Mieshka Aysen in the holy month of Ramadan, confirming the news through social media platform.
The marriage between Fortuin and his wife Mieshke Aysen took place on the morning of 25th April 2021. After the wedding, they accepted Islam on same day.
His new name is Imaad now.
Fortuin’s teammate Tabraiz Shamsi’s wife turned to Instagram and a shared a picture of the couple saying, “Last night Bjorn took his Shahada. Alhamdulillah, and during the month of Ramadan. He chose the name Imaad. So proud of you,”
Shamsi’s wife congratulated the couple for accepting Islam in the sacred month of Ramadan.
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The 26 years old cricketer has become the second South African player to have accepted Islam.
Earlier in 2011, left-arm seamer Wayne Parnell had also converted to Islam. Parnell played 65 ODIs and 40 T20Is for the South African side.
Furthermore, Bjorn Fortuin made his first-class debut in 2013 and didn’t have an ideal debut as he was suspended for a duck in his debut innings.
It may be recalled that the cricketer had represented South Africa in the recent series against Pakistan.