South African cricketer Bjorn Fortuin and his wife Mieshka Aysen have embraced Islam during the holy month of Ramadan. Thus, Fortuin has become the second international South African player to convert to Islam after Wayne Parnell.
The 26-year-old has changed his name to Imaad. Fortuin’s wife Mieshka Aysen shared the news on her Instagram story about her and her husband’s taking Shahada, following which messages of wishes and prayers started to pour in.
Wife of Tabraiz Shamsi, another Muslim South African cricketer, shared their photo on her Instagram and congratulated the young couple.
Imaad has played one ODI and seven T20I for Proteas.