That Sania has decided to end her relationship with Shoaib became clear after several Grand Slam champions (in doubles) shared cryptic posts on their Instagram stories.
The separation of Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik was no different. The writing was on the wall. The official seal of approval came when the former captain of Pakistan cricket team on Saturday shared the pictures of his second marriage with actress Sana Javed on social media. Later, a member of Sania’s family confirmed that the former Indian tennis player had already initiated the divorce process, invoking “khula”, a Muslim woman’s right to unilaterally divorce her husband.
That Sania has officially decided to end her relationship with Shoaib became clear when the multiple-time Grand Slam champion (in doubles) shared cryptic posts on her Instagram stories. “When something disturbs the peace of your heart, let it go,” she posted on Instagram a week ago along with a photo of herself standing in front of a mirror with her eyes closed.
A few days ago, he shared a quote about marriage, divorce, communication and life.
“Marriage is hard, divorce is hard. Pick your tough right. Obesity is hard. Staying fit is hard, pick your tough right. Staying in debt is hard. Being financially disciplined is hard. Pick your tough right . Communication is hard. No communication is hard. Life will never be easy. I’m always going to be tough. But we can make our hard choices. Choose wisely,” the quote in her story read.
Photo Credit Sania Mirza Instagram Story
These things were not smooth sailing between sports icons. Rumors of a possible separation have been circulating since early 2022. When Shoaib and Sania appeared on a talk show titled: ‘The Mirza Malik Show’, their excitement started to wane a bit.
However, the buzz returned when both Shoaib and Sania started making a lot of changes in their social media accounts. Shoaib updated his Instagram bio, which had earlier written, “Proud husband to a superwoman @MirzaSania”. The couple had also started deleting their archived photos together.
Sania Mirza with Shoaib Malik ( phot0 credit Sania Mirza Instagram)
The former Pakistan all-rounder had recently unfollowed Sania.
On January 20, Shoaib shared his wedding photo with his new wife on social media platform X, writing “And we made you in pairs”.
Shoaib and Sania were married in April 2010 in the Indian player’s hometown Hyderabad (India) and they lived in Dubai for a long time. They have a son, Ihzaan, who lives with Sania.