Former Pakistan Cricket Team skipper Shoaib Malik and Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza got married back in 2010, inviting criticism from fans from both countries given the geo-political tension between the two nations. The duo married for love and invited their son ‘Izhaan’ to the world in 2018 after eight years of marriage. However, since last year, speculations on the two getting divorced are fuelling up due to a reported rift between the two.
In a recent update, Shoaib Malik modified his Instagram bio by removing the phrase, ‘Husband to a Superwoman – Sania Mirza.’ This sparked reactions all over social media with the word ‘divorce’ being tossed in the air by fans. The rumours first started when fans speculated that Malik had cheated on Sania with Pakistani model and actress Ayesha Omar. The duo was involved in a photoshoot where they were seen very close to each other. However, Ayesha later clarified everything and maintained that there was nothing between the two.
Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik recently appeared in an OTT show
In a recent interaction with Geo News, Malik was asked about his troubled marriage. However, Malik denied the claims saying these were mere rumours. In fact, he wanted to spend time with Sania on Eid but could not due to professional commitments. He said, “Nothing on it. On Eid I would like to say that had we been together it would have been great. But she has got commitments in IPL. She is doing shows in IPL. That’s why we are not together. We share love like always. I miss her a lot, that I can say. When Sania and Izhan went to perform Umrah I had commitments here, and when I took a break and went to Dubai to spend time with Izhaan.”
Notably, Sania Mirza was recently appointed as the Mentor of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Women’s Team in the Women’s Premier League 2023. While the reported rift between her and her husband started in 2022, the power couple also appeared on a Pakistani OTT platform to co-host a show called ‘The Mirza and Malik Show’.