South African cricketer Bjorn Fortuin accepts Islam; new Muslim name ‘Emad’

Bjorn Fortuin of South Africa appeals unsuccessfully during the 3rd T20I match between India and South Africa held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on the 22nd September 2019. Photo by Deepak Malik / Sportzpics for BCCI

Bjorn Fortuin South African cricketer accepts Islam- South African cricketer Bjorn Fortuin has embraced Islam. The 26 years old cricketer made his international debut for the South Africa cricket team in September 2019.

Bjorn Fortuin South African cricketer accepts Islam- As being reported he has accepted Islam along with his wife in the holy month of Ramadan last night. His new Muslim name is Emad now!

Bjorn Fortuin South African cricketer accepts Islam- Bjorn’s teammate Tabraiz Shamsi’s wife shared a photo of Bjorn with his wife, which Bjorn’s reshared. Shamsi’s wife was congratulating the couple for accepting Islam in the holy month of Ramadan. His wife’s name is Mieshke Aysen who reshared the same picture on Instagram. 

Bjorn Fortuin South African cricketer accepts Islam- Interestingly, Bjorn is the second player from South Africa to have accepted Islam as a religion, earlier left-arm-medium-fast bowler Wayne Parnell turned into a Muslim back in 2011.

Fortuin is a handy all-rounder from Paarl in South Africa, Bjorn Fortuin made his first-class debut in 2013. The right-handed batsman didn’t have an ideal debut as he was dismissed for a duck in his debut innings. He wasn’t able to bag any wickets on debut either.

In August 2019 he was named in SA’s T20I squad for their series against India. He made his ODI debu against England, on 7 February 2020.