CAPE TOWN: South African Spinner Bjorn Fortuin along with his wife Mieshka Aysen has converted to Islam.
26-year-old cricketer made his debut in Proteas in 2019. Bjorn has also changed his name to Emad after embracing Islam in the holy month of Ramadan.
The news was shared online on his official Istagram followed by his wife.
He changed his name on the occassion of his wedding on April 25, 2021. The wedding ceremoney took place in the morning with his wife Mieshke Aysen.
He is the second South African player to accept Islam, first was Wayne Parnell, who embraced Islam in 2011.