On Wednesday, Apr 7, Shoaib divorced Ayesha Siddique after days of mudslinging, which even led to the filing of an FIR against him by Ayesha. Shoaib was accused of cheating and criminal intimidation.
Ayesha alleged that Shoaib married her in 2002, which Shoaib vehemently denied.
Shoaib said that the divorce was the most amicable thing that could be done and expressed his gratitude to those who had stood by him.
"I would like to firstly thank Allah almighty and all of you as media and the entire nation of Pakistan in supporting me and giving me the strength to face all what has been witnessed."
"I am no one to judge what is wrong or what is right as the one above knows the truth. I have done what was the best amicable thing to do as it was getting beyond reasoning as each day unfolded," Shoaib added in a statement released by his agent.
The Pakistani cricketer, who is all set to marry tennis ace Sania mirza, sought forgiveness from all those people he had hurt during the entire controversy.
"I have realised that media is part of my family, and request all of you to pray for me and Sania as we are embarking on a beautiful journey of marriage."
"I am proud to be a Pakistani and me and Sania are over whelmed to see the response in all the people welcoming Sania to Pakistan. Inshallah Sania and I will soon meet everyone personally to thank you all for all the support," he said.
"Thank you once again for all your support and lastly if knowingly or unknowingly I have hurt someone, please forgive me as your younger brother," he added.