Apr 24, 2018: While some celebrities are making their fans rejoice from their wedding news, some are making announcements of the arrival of their little munchkins. After Shahid Kapoor and Mira Kapoor, another celebrity who is all set to embrace motherhood is none other than ace tennis star, Sania Mirza.
Setting up a perfect example of a cross-nation love story, Sania Mirza tied the knot with the former captain of Pakistan cricket team, Shoaib Malik. And after 8 years of marital bliss, Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik are all set to welcome their first child. Sania and Shoaib took it to their Instagram and announced this good news with a cute picture, and wrote, “#BabyMirzaMalik”.
At the Goa Fest 2018, Sania expressed that her child would not only take his/her father’s family name (i.e. Malik) forward, but will have ‘Mirza Malik’ as the surname. Sania Mirza was quoted as saying, “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”
Emphasizing on the fact that family names can be taken forward by daughters as well, Sania stated, “I have not changed my surname (post marriage) and my name is still Sania Mirza and it will remain that way. The family name is going to go forward.” In an interview with the TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, he asked Sania about when she is going to settle down, “You don’t talk about retirement, about raising a family, about motherhood, what’s life beyond tennis is going to be..” she gave a perfect reply to this sexist question.