Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza made headlines when their relationship went public back in 2010. The couple’s love story is truly made for the movie screens. However, we got the story of how they first met all wrong.
Contrary to what Sania Mirza previously said about meeting Shoaib Malik in Australia for the first time, Shoaib Malik recalls being introduced to Sania back in 2003.
In his appearance on Nida Yasir’s morning show, Good Morning Pakistan, the Pakistani cricketer shared his first run-in with the tennis star in New Delhi.
“We were playing in Delhi and had won the series as well and I had a flight back home later in the day. So, it was a good feeling and I was on my way to the barbershop to get a haircut before it,” he shared, adding, “There were some media people over there who knew me and Sania, who was going to the gym there. They introduced us!”
The meeting was brief and professional and they didn’t even exchange numbers. When asked if Sania had piqued his interest back in 2003, Shoaib Malik joked;
“There were no heartstrings back in 2003! I was too young back then.”
Following the first run-in with the Indian tennis star, Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza met again seven years later in 2010 in Hobart, Australia.
The Pakistani cricketer shared how rapidly their relationship had progressed. The duo tied the knot just four months after meeting in Australia. They have been married for over a decade now and still going strong. The couple has a two-year-old son named Izhaan Mirza Malik.