Indian Sania Mirza to marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in April

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Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is going to marry Pakistan’s former cricket captain Shoaib Malik. The couple met in February, during Mirza’s participation in the Dubai tournament, and the marriage will take place next month.

“Thanks for all your support. And the news of me marrying to Sania is true. Inshallah (god willing) will get married in April,” said the 28-year-old Malik on social networking website Twitter.

According to the father of the Indian tennis and youth icon who was the first Indian to win a WTA Tour event in 2005, the couple will be based in Dubai, as Malik has a residence there.

News about Mirza’s new love surprised me a bit, as she called off her engagement to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza only in January this year. India and Pakistan are also stunned by the announcement of this marriage, because the two countries are not having the best of relations and have fought three wars since gaining independence from Britain in 1947.

I would like to thank our faithful reader Karunya for keeping us updated on the latest developments in Sania Mirza’s life. (source: Times Online)


  1. Nice article Marija!

    Though the relationship between Indian and Pakistani governments is becoming worse every day, the people to people ties are becoming stronger, especially among the younger generation.

    Good luck to both Sania and Shoaib.


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