India’s tennis legend Sania Mirza and her Pakisthan’s cricketer husband Shoiab Malik are blessed with a baby boy. This was confirmed by Shoiab on Twitter today.
‘Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled #BabyMirzaMalik,’ the Pakistani cricketer wrote on the micro-blogging site.
Filmmaker Farah Khan was among the first ones who congratulated the young couple. With a cute poster, Khan wished Mirza and Malik for the ‘lil angel’
The tennis star and the cricketer got married in 2010 and the couple announced the pregnancy in April this year. The build up to their marriage was highly controversial due to Shoaib’s ‘first’ marriage with another Hyderabad girl Ayesha.
Ayesha had alleged that Shoaib married her over phone before dumping her without a divorce due to her weight problems. Shoaib initially denied the allegations and claimed that Ayesha duped him into a phone marriage by sending photographs of a different woman.
Ayesha went ahead and filed an FIR against Shoaib alleging fraud and criminal intimidation which led to the cricketer’s passport being confiscated by the police. The all-rounder agreed to divorce Ayesha after being pressurised by community leaders.