Sania Mirza engaged to Shoaib Malik, claims TV channel

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, Mar 29 (PTI): Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is engaged to former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik and they might tie the knot next month, claimed a television channel.

Geo television reported on Monday that the two sporting superstars have got engaged and their marriage would take place in April.

Incidentally, Shoaib was earlier accused of marrying another Hyderabad girl, Ayesha Siddiqui, in 2002 over phone even though the cricketer said he was merely engaged to her.

Ayesha's father had also threatened to sue Malik for jilting the girl and not giving her divorce.

According to the channel, Shoaib's mother met Sania's parents in India and accepted her as future daughter-in-law.

The 'Walima' or reception is expected to be held in Lahore on April 16 or 17, according to the channel, which quoted sources as saying that Sania and Shoaib fell in love some six-and-half months ago and it could be the reason for the breaking up of Sania's engagement with childhood friend Sohrab Mirza.

"I desire to get married soon. You will soon get some good news but it depends on my family. I fully expect to get married this year," Shoaib had said in a recent interaction with the media.

Asked if it would be an arranged marriage, he said, "No can say what will happen, but it will take place with the concurrence of my family."


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  • SPoojary, Udupi

    Tue, Mar 30 2010

    It looks like no Indian Muslim Boys potential or are qualified to marry Sania. This is how Sania brought fame to the nation. Anyway Shoaib is another ball for Sania. She can change it when she gets bored of him.

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  • Collin, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 29 2010

    Shoaib's English is not so good.After marriage,Sania will train him..:)

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  • KBS, Mangalore/Chennai

    Mon, Mar 29 2010

    It was always on the cards..I still remember,she had announced in Feb 2008 that she wouldnt play tennis in Indian soil again...coz she was criticized for showing disrespect to the National Flag...and during Beijing Olympics she was asked by the Pak media if she would like to play in Pakistan and she had replied that she would be extremely happy to play in Pakistan.....No wonder she has slected a Pakistani to spend the rest of her life...Interestingly after marriage,which country will she represent...India or Pak???will she be a Indian sportstar or a Paki....

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  • Sheela , Dubai/Udupi

    Mon, Mar 29 2010

    Unfortunate..... Sania did not find anyone in India.

    Good Luck Sania.... Hope you will keep up this wedding for at least next 6 months.....

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Mon, Mar 29 2010

    uhh...can't digest this.Might be he was in ur fate...By the way is it a new gateway for Indo-Pak relationship....

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  • hassanmukha, mangalore/ksa

    Mon, Mar 29 2010

    may be this will help indias relaionship with the neighbour .

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  • John D'Sa, Belman

    Mon, Mar 29 2010

    Sania, Very soon u will go inside burqa..Congratulations in advance.

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