Tuesday, April 13, 2010
love conquers all- sania mirza's and shoaib malik's story
Pakistan and India have been at odds over Kashmir territory. But that does not deter Indian top tennis player Sania Mirza from marrying Pakistani ex cricket captain Shoaib Malik today. Maybe they have peace message for leaders of these nations.
Mirza, who has a recurring wrist injury that has affected her game, said she would continue to play after the wedding.
Malik, is an all-rounder who captained Pakistan between 2007 and 2009.
The couple will settle in neutral Dubai after their marriage, Mirza said.
The 23-year-old Mirza was the first Indian to win a WTA tour event in 2005 and reached her highest world ranking of 27 three years ago although she has since slipped to 92nd.
Malik, 28, has been fighting a 12-month ban by the Pakistan Cricket Board for poor performance and indiscipline.
Marriages between citizens of the rival nations are not entirely uncommon, with Muslim families who migrated to Pakistan after the nation was carved out in 1947 maintaining ties with families who remained in India.