The Hush Post: Tennis champion Sania Mirza and her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik have announced the addition of a new member soon in the family. On Monday, both of them posted a similar message on their respective Instagram accounts — Sania wrote “#BabyMirzaMalik “ on her account while husband Shoaib wrote “#MirzaMalik”. Their cryptic post bears an image of a baby vest and a feeding bottle between two T-shirts bearing her and Malik’s names. Sania’s father and coach Imran confirmed the news.
The 31-year-old has been out of form since October with a knee injury. At the start of the year, Sania had said that she was hoping to make a comeback to competitive tennis at the French Open.
At the recent ‘Goa Fest 2018’ she had said that their child would keep surnames of both of them. “Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we have a child, the child will have Mirza-Malik as a surname and not just Malik. So that’s where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter,” Sania had said.
Mirza has won six Grand Slam doubles titles, including the 2015 Wimbledon ladies’ doubles with Martina Hingis. Shoaib Malik, 36, played 35 Tests for Pakistan between 2001 and 2015. The pair married in April 2010.