On 9 November, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai announced her marriage to Asser Malik in England, in a small and private ceremony. While it surprised almost everyone by surprise, it also made many curious about her spouse.
The first glimpses of the couple were received through social media, as Malala Yousafzai posted pictures from the post-wedding photoshoot.
“Today marks a precious day in my life. Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead,” she tweeted.
Asser also posted a picture on Twitter with Malala which shows them cutting a cake together.
“In Malala, I found the most supportive friend, a beautiful and kind partner — I’m so excited to spend the rest of our life together. Thank you all for the wishes on our Nikkah. In following our cricket team’s tradition, we had to do a victory cake cutting,” he wrote.
Asser Malik is a Newcastle United fan for life, is currently the General Manager High Performance for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), where he had started working in 2020.
Asser is credited with having worked out the player development programme for Multan Sultans, a Pakistani professional T20 franchise cricket team as well.
He has worked extensively in the sports industry as an entrepreneur and “skilled in sports management and developing unique concepts and ideas,” according to his LinkedIn profile.
According to ESPN Cricinfo, He was also the managing director of a player-management agency and franchise owner in the amateur league Last Man Stands.