The famous left-arm fast bowler, who is 47, proposed to Thomson, 30, in their lounge room, the Herald Sun, along with other Australian news sites reported.
“It was a romantic moment of my life because it was so genuine,” said Thompson.
A former public relations consultant from Brighton, Thompson is a convert to Islam, and will call Pakistan home. She said Akram was nervous about proposing in the traditional way.
“He was really sweet about it. He asked me what my dream proposal would be, and I said that I wasn’t the type of woman to like big scenes. I said I would want it to be at home or somewhere private. He then came into the lounge, on his knee and asked me if I would marry him,” she said
Thompson’s father gave his blessing to the couple.
The pair met in Melbourne in 2011 — something that Akram said he was happy about.
“I never thought that I would marry again, but I am lucky and very happy to find love once again,” he said.
“It just goes to show that life can give you a second chance.”
Akram’s first wife, Huma, died in 2009. They had two boys, now aged 15 and 12.