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Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza are expecting their first child

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis player Sania Mirza have announced that they are expecting their first child.

The couple took to their respective social media accounts and posted an illustration of a locker room, stating their surnames.

Earlier, Sania has stated that she would want a daughter whenever she decides to start a family. She also said her child’s surname would be ‘Mirza-Malik’.

The 31-year-old tennis star during a panel discussion on ‘gender bias’ at the Goa Fest 2018 said:

“Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we a child, the child will have Mirza Malik as a surname,”

“So that’s where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter.”

“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 said.

The couple have been married since 2010 and celebrated their eighth marriage anniversary a few days back on April 12.

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