New Delhi, As the former world No 1 in the doubles discipline, Sania Mirza on Tuesday was blessed with a baby boy, players from both the countries took to twitter to congratulate the couple.
Announcing the birth of his son, the former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik tweeted, ”Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled#BabyMirzaMalik,” the cricketer tweeted.
As the news spread, several players from Pakistan and India congratulated the couple and extended their best wishes.
Shahid Afridi tweeted, ”Bohot bohot mubarak ho @realshoaibmalik and @MirzaSania . May Allah always keep you and your family happy and healthy Ameen.”
Indian women’s cricket team cricket, Mithali Raj also took to the twitter to congratulate Sania. “Congratulations @MirzaSania ! Love & blessings to brand new parents & the new born :).” she said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, from wrestling world Ritu Phogat also congratulated them.”Many congratulations on becoming parents @MirzaSania @realshoaibmalik A very warm welcome to #BabyMirzaMalik waiting for the pic of beautiful addition to #Malik family”.
On April 12, 2010, Sania and Malik got married in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony at Taj Krishna hotel in Hyderabad.
Former world number one doubles player Sania is out from tennis court since October 2017, but is expected to make a comeback from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.