'Ayesha not the girl Shoaib fell in love with'

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Karachi, Apr 6: Even as the Indian media reports with near certainty that the Hyderabad police has enough information to nail the Shoaib Malik in connection with cheating and harassment cases filed against him, the Pakistani cricketer's colleague Rashid Latif has come to rescue of Malik.

Rashid has revealed that the woman that Malik saw and fell in love with on the internet was not the Ayesha Siddiqui being shown on the television now.

The cricketer said that he he had seen the photographs of the girl with whom Shoaib used to chat with online.

Speaking to a private news channel, Rashid said, "Shoaib Malik used to borrow my laptop for chatting with a girl and he did show me a few pictures of her. I can assure you that the girl I saw in pictures is not the one on TV these days."

"I can go to any forum including a court of law to reiterate my statement, and I appeal to all cricketers to stand by Shoaib Malik on this issue," he added.

The former Pakistan captain has also urged other team members to come out in support of Malik, who face criminal charges on the FIR filed by Ayesha.

Ayesha claims that Malik married her over the phone in 2002. According to her, Shoiab dumped her over her weight issues.

Defending himself, Shoaib says that he was one who was cheated as the photos of the girl sent to him were that of another lady.

This controversy came to the forefront as the Pakistani all-rounder and Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza are set to get married on Apr 15 in Hyderabad.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 12:10 [IST]
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