They both share ups and downs in their respective sporting careers but nevertheless have been the shield of support for each other and seen attending matches all over the world.
All-rounder Shoaib Malik, who scored an unbeaten century in third ODI against West Indies has dedicated his match winning performances to his wife, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, on their seventh wedding anniversary. He tweeted: “My award is dedicated to you for showing me the power of dreams & here we are celebrating our 7 years MA!.” Malik, who was declared the "Man of the Match" and "Man of the Series" helped Pakistan win the crucial series.
The wedding between the two biggest sports personalities from Pakistan and India sparked a sparked a media whirl in both countries. Both stars from different set of sporting back ground and nationalities decided to marry and tied the knot in April 2010. This relationship fondly called ‘Shonia’, undoubtedly been the most discussed and cherished one in the Sub-continent. Sania Mirza, a renowned Tennis star, rose to fame when she won the 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girls' Doubles title, partnering Alisa Kleybanova. Since then she has won three women’s double and three mixed doubles in Grand Slams for India.
Shoaib Malik who made his debut in 1999, has captained national cricket team between 2007 and 2009. They both share ups and downs in their respective sporting careers but nevertheless have been the shield of support for each other and seen attending matches all over the world. We wish the couple a happy married life and in this tense cross border tension between India and Pakistan, we hope that many romantic stories would appear so that the message of love transcends hate and division.