March 30, 2010

Pakistan cricket

Wedding bells for Shoaib Malik

Nitin Sundar

Shoaib Malik is reportedly engaged to marry Hyderabad-based Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza, and the pair is set to tie the knot in April. This has been confirmed by the Pakistani allrounder on his twitter feed, and by Imran Mirza, father of the bride. Shoaib had earlier hinted that he was on the verge of getting married. “I desire to get married soon. You will soon get some good news but it depends on my family. No one can say what will happen, but it will take place with the concurrence of my family,” Shoaib had said. The new development comes barely 20 days after Malik was handed a one-year ban by the PCB in the aftermath of Pakistan’s disastrous tour of Australia. Sania, like her fiancé, has gone through a tough time recently, with a failed engagement to businessman Sohrab Mirza which was called off in January, and a floundering tennis career. This one is truly a match fixed in heaven.

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