‘Whallid’ Parnell: Proteas bowler converts to Islam

2011-07-29 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Proteas fast bowler Wayne Parnell has converted from Christianity to Islam and could in future be known as “Whallid” which means “great one”.

“Wayne decided to follow Islam a couple of months ago,” said Proteas team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee.

“It was his own decision, but I know nothing of the name change,” said Moosajee.

In October 2009 Parnell was dropped from the Warriors’ side after he partied until the early hours of the morning in a Port Elizabeth nightclub before a SuperSport series match against the Dolphins.

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