‘I’ll support India no matter what’ – Sania Mirza narrates an old banter with hubby Shoaib Malik
Sania hilariously said that Shoaib used to boast about his records against India.
Updated - Aug 24, 2020 8:51 am
Sania Mirza, the Indian tennis star, had to face a lot of flak when she tied the knots with Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik back on April 12, 2010. However, the couple have passed the test of times and also has a baby boy, named Izhan Mirza Malik, who was born in October 2018.
Though Sania has been out of the tennis court for quite a while, Shoaib continues to play cricket for Pakistan. Having spent nearly a decade with each other, Mirza recently went down the memory lane, narrating their journey together.
“Our relationship is very fun. I think that’s the first time people got to see what it really is. We both like to keep it pretty light, and I think it the first time that everybody got to see he is the more talkative one than I am, contrary to the belief in the world,” Mirza was quoted as saying in a live chat with Sportskeeda.
I am really proud of him, says Sania Mirza
The 33-year-old Mirza said that they used to have friendly banters, regarding supporting their respective countries in cricket. Even as she showed her support for India, Malik stated about his numbers against Pakistan’s arch-rivals.
“For some reason, he loved to play against India. So, when we were dating, whenever we spoke about it, I always used to say, ‘I’ll support India no matter what. And then he used to say, ‘My record against India I want to tell you is the best that I have.’ He’s been around for a long time and I think he has had an amazing career. I am really proud of him,” she stated.
As far as statistics are concerned, Malik, indeed, has impressed numbers against India, especially in ODIs. In 42 matches in the 50-overs format, the 38-year-old has 1,782 runs with four centuries at an average of 46.89 with a top score of 143 in Colombo.
Malik retired from ODIs after the 2019 World Cup, but is a part of the Pakistan T20I setup. The veteran is currently in England for the three-match T20I series, starting Friday, August 28, at the Old Trafford in Manchester.