Sania Mirza opens up on her first meeting with Shoaib Malik
The tennis star is gearing up to take the tennis court once again.
Updated - Dec 8, 2019 10:51 am
Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik’s love story is nothing less than a typical Bollywood film. At a time when nothing was going right between the two countries, the two sports stars once again proved that love transcends all boundaries as they tied the knot in 2010. The two are proud parents of a little baby boy.
Unsurprisingly, the wedding drew mixed reactions. While most of the people hailed Sania for her brave decisions, there were few who also criticized her for marrying a Pakistani cricketer. But all those talks are history now as the adorable couple enjoy their life. And while their love story is fascinating, very few know that their first meeting was even more fascinating.
In a recent interview with India Today, Sania revealed how she met the former Pakistan cricket team captain. The tennis star opener up on first met with her future husband and initially thought that destiny had a role to play in their marriage. But later realized that Shoaib had actually planned the meeting all along.
“We knew each other socially and then we bumped into each other at a restaurant in Hobart where you don’t even see animals/birds after 6 pm, forget people (laughs). Must’ve been destiny that we met over there to be very honest. Only later I realized that he had actually planned to come to the restaurant because I was there. I was giving destiny all the credit but it was clearly not,” Sania said.
Sania Mirza gearing up for comeback
Sania Mirza, meanwhile, is gearing up to take the tennis court once again. She had taken a break from the game a couple of years ago in order to start a family. Before taking the leave, the India star had won 6 doubles Grand Slam titles, rose to the number one rank in doubles, won medals at multi-disciplinary events apart from laying hands on a year-end WTA Finale title with Swiss great Martina Hingis.
The 33-year-old is now planning to return to competitive tennis and is eyeing to make her comeback at the Hobart International WTA tournament in January next year. She has not played a competitive match since October 2017. On the other hand, Shoaib brought down curtains on his ODI career in this year’s World Cup. He is still active in T20Is but has fallen out of favour with the national team.