Congratulations are in order! Tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik have welcomed a baby boy. The confirmation came from the excited father, who took to Twitter to announce the arrival of #BabyMirzaMalik. He didn’t forget to give an update on his bae’s health as he said that she is doing great and keeping strong as usual. Shoaib also thanked their well-wishers.
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) October 30, 2018
It was in April 2018, that Shoaib and Sania announced on social media that they are expecting their first child. Sania and Shoaib announced this good news on their respective Instagram accounts with a cute layout of a dressing room.
Filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan was among the first to break the news on Instagram as she congratulated the couple. For the uninitiated, Farah and Sania are soul sisters. We got a glimpse of their strong bond on Koffee With Karan last year.
The couple had decided very early on that their child would not only take the father’s family name (Malik) forward, but will have ‘Mirza Malik’ as the surname. Sania in an interview talked about this as she said, “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.”
In the same interview, Sania gave an important message as a mother-to-be for she said, “I think as an expectant mother the most important message that I want to give not just to my child but to every child is that you have to follow your dreams whatever they are even if they are out of the box or out of the ordinary, you have to believe in yourself.”
Sania, who took a break to have her baby, is aiming to be back on the court for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
We at iDiva congratulate Sania and Shoaib. Can’t wait to see his first picture and know his name.