South African left-arm spinner, Bjorn Fortuin, announced that he has embraced Islam in the holy month of Ramadan. Fortuin recently got married to a Muslim woman, Mieshka Aysen, who announced that Fortuin took his Shahada last week and has also decided to change his name to ‘Imaad.’
Fortuin is yet another international player from the Rainbow Nation to convert to Islam. Previously, left-arm fast bowler, Wayne Parnell, embraced Islam in 2011, deciding to change his name to Waleed.
The 26-year old has had a rocky start to his international career. He made his international debut in 2019 against India and has since gone on to play in only seven T20Is and one ODI.
Fortuin last played for South Africa in the fourth T20I between Pakistan and South Africa last month. Pakistan came out the winners of the match and took home the series 3-1, winning both the ODI and the T20I series.