This piece of news is surely going to break many hearts. Indian tennis star Sania Mirza (23) is going to marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik (28) next month, April. Sania's father Imran Mirza confirmed the alliance and said that the couple would settle down in Dubai after the wedding.
Malik wrote on his Twitter page, “Thanks for all your support. And the news of Me marrying to Sania is true. Inshallah will get married in April."
Sania had earlier expressed her interest in Bollywood and was even linked to actor Shahid Kapoor. But destiny has something different in store for her. The news has it that she fell in love with the Pakistani all-rounder about six months ago and now they are all set to tie the knot. It is speculated that the reception would be held in Lahore on April 16 or 17 but the wedding date is not known.
Sania too is excited about her marriage. She said that her wedding would be the biggest day of her life and want privacy, as she has been in constant glare for too long. She added that she would be fit to represent India for the Commonwealth and Asian Games.
Shoaib Malik said that he understands what it takes to be an international sports person and he would support Sania in her career as long as she wishes to play. He added that representing India at the 2012 Olympics is very important for her and that he would be the proudest husband if she can win a medal for her country.
It may be recalled that Sania broke her engagement with childhood friend Sohrab Mirza two months ago. Shoaib was also accused of marrying another Hyderabad girl Ayesha Siddiqui in 2002 over phone, though he claimed that he was merely engaged to her.