Karachi: Pakistan's banned pacer Mohammad Amir is head-over-heels in love with his lawyer Sajida Malik and both plan to get married soon, according to a report in a leading Pakistani newspaper.
The report in the daily Jang, quoting sources, has said that the female lawyer - who is a British citizen - has accompanied her client to Lahore so that she could meet with his parents.
"Apparently Amir fell in love with Sajida Malik when the spot-fixing scandal began in 2010 and their friendship and love has grown in the last one year," the report claimed.
The Pakistan pacer is serving a 5-year ban imposed by the ICC for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal.
Sajida, who was born in the United Kingdom and is said to be fluent in Punjabi and English, was introduced on the legal team by the Pakistan Cricket Board when the spot-fixing scandal first erupted in England.
According to the report, at one time when former PCB chairman Ijaz Butt was meeting with the legal team in London in which Amir and Sajida were also present, an interesting incident took place.
The report says that Sajida took a few sips from a glass of water and put it down with her lipstick embossed on the glass.
Minutes later Amir surprised everyone when he picked up the glass and drank the remaining water despite the lipstick marks on the glass, prompting Butt to remark to one of his colleagues that it appeared the two were in love.
The report claims that though the female lawyer is a few years older than Amir, they are in love and will get married with their families consent.
Amir, 19, returned home last week after serving three months in a young offenders institution in the United Kingdom for his role in the spot-fixing scandal, but he is still under a five-year ban from the International Cricket Council.