Sania Mirza, India's best Tennis player and Shoaib Malik, the former Pakistan cricket team captain are already one of the most celebrated sporting couples in the world. Now, there is some more good news coming their way. Sania has confirmed that her sister, Anam Mirza will marry Asad, the son of former India cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin. Speaking to Times of India, Sania confirmed the news. "She is actually getting married in December. We just came back from her bachelorette trip in Paris. We are really excited. She is marrying a lovely boy. His name is Asad and he happens to be the son of Mohammad Azharuddin and we are really excited about it," Sania said.
The news was already making rounds in September. Anam had shared on her Instagram page a photo where she wore a "bride-to-be" sash, with pink "bride-to-be" balloons decorating a glass window in the background. Anam and Asad, also known as Mohammad Asaduddin, have been reportedly dating, with the couple sharing pictures on social media.
Sania recently said in an interview that she believes she has achieved everything in her path-breaking career and has "nothing to prove" in her second innings, which is likely to begin by January 2020. In her quest to make a comeback to competitive tennis after more than two years, the 32-year-old Sania is training vigorously for about four hours a day and has shed 26 kilos in the process.
Before taking leave from the circuit to start a family, Sania won six doubles Grand Slam titles -- including three mixed -- achieved the number one rank, won medals at multi-disciplinary events apart from laying hands on a year-end WTA Finale title with Swiss great Martina Hingis.
"In my career, I have achieved everything which I could have dreamt of. And whatever happens next will be a bonus for me. I thought I will be able to comeback by August but probably by January, it looks like a possibility," Sania told PTI in an interview. "Having (son) Izhan is the biggest blessing I could have. If I am able to come back, it will be amazing. He's (son) my inspiration to get back to being fit. If I do comeback, it will not be to prove anything. The only reason to comeback would be that I love playing and competing."