April 24, 2018 — Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik announced on Monday the couple is expecting their first child.
The sports couple posted a picture on their Twitter accounts of a baby vest and a feeding bottle between two T-shirts bearing their names. It was accompanied by the hashtag #BabyMirzaMalik.
During a panel discussion on ‘gender bias’ at Goa Fest 2018, the 31 year old Sania Mirza said any child she will have would bear ‘Mirza-Malik’ as family name and that Shoaib has always wanted a daughter.
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) April 23, 2018
“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. So that’s where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter.”
Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik have been married for 8 years now.