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Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza are both geared up to welcome baby ‘Mirza Malik’ very soon! The Tennis ace made the pregnancy announcement by taking it to Twitter account in classic sports-style using hashtag #MirzaMalik.
Earlier, Mirza shared that both parents-to-be have already decided that the child with have both their surnames, whether it be a boy or girl. Former skipper Malik also shared the same picture on his personal account.
Sania also shared that she wants a daughter and Shoaib is also excited to welcome a baby girl home. However, the child would have Mirza-Malik as their surname.
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 23, 2018
— 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 and not just Malik. So that’s where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter,” Sania said during a panel discussion on ‘Gender Bias’ at the ‘Goa Fest 2018’.
“We are two sisters and have never wished that we had a brother. I have had fights with my uncles and aunts, who talk about it or come up and tell my parents that they should have had a son. For us, daughters are daughters and there was nothing like wanting a son to carry the family name forward,” she added.
“I have not changed my surname (post marriage) and my name is still Sania Mirza and it will remain that way. The family name is going to go forward,” she affirmed.
A very hearty congratulations to our sport stars Mr. and Mrs. Malik for their bundle of joy!