NEW DELHI: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza on Monday announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Shoaib Malik.
The 31-year-old tennis professional took to her social network platforms to broke the good news by way of a meme.
The Indian tennis ace tweeted saying, #BabyMirzaMalik
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 23, 2018
Shoaib Malik also shared the same picture with the same caption.
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) April 23, 2018
The former World No.1 in Women’s doubles had earlier speaking at a panel discussion on ‘Gender Bias’ in the on-going Goa Fest 2018, announced that she will keep her child’s surname as ‘Mirza Malik’.
She expressed her wish to take her family’s name, Mirza forward.
Mirza further said his cricketer husband and former Pakistan team skipper Shoaib Malik “wants a daughter”.
“Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we have a child, the child will have Mirza Malik as a surname and not just Malik.
“So that’s where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter,” Sania added.
Soon, Twitter flooded with congratulatory messages from both fans and friends from the industry.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@Iamsrk33) April 23, 2018
Congratulations babyyyy!!!! 👶🏻💋💋💋
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) April 23, 2018
— Sania Kamran (@saniakamran143) April 23, 2018
Congrats Sania For #BabyMirzaMalik
— Mohit Dhawan (@mohitdhawan_m) April 23, 2018