Rumors about Shoaib Malik’s divorce from Indian tennis legend Sania Mirza surfaced, and the veteran cricketer from Pakistan married Pakistani actor Sana Javed. Malik announced the news on Saturday via a post on X, the platform that was formerly known as Twitter. The message reads, “And we created you in pairs.” The post includes images from their wedding. For a time now, there had been rumors that Shoaib Malik was seeing Javed. However, when the former captain of Pakistan sent a birthday greeting to the actress last year, along with a photo of the two, he added fuel to the fire.
The 41-year-old previously defended Javed after the Pyaare Afzal actress faced criticism for allegedly acting rudely towards makeup artists and juniors on the set. “I have known Sana Javed for quite some time now and have had the opportunity to work with her multiple times, from my personal experience I can only say that she has always been kind & courteous towards me & the people around us,” Malik wrote in a tweet in March 2022.
Both Indian and Pakistani Netizens React
On both sides of the border, Malik’s wedding post was unexpected given the speculations of his divorce with Mirza. The couple wed in a customary Muslim ceremony in Hyderabad in 2010 and then celebrated their Walima in Sialkot, Pakistan. Izhaan, Malik and Mirza’s kid was also born in 2018.
Although the exact moment their relationship broke down is unknown, it is thought to have happened around the first part of 2021. Based on their social media activity, Sania and Shoaib continued to be active on Instagram, sharing photos and stories about the two of them traveling the world and taking family photos on Dubai beaches. But with time, their social media mobility became more restricted. Sania and Shoaib were rumored to be working together on a TV show last year. Eventually, this was confirmed when Spotify debuted The Mirza Malik show, in which the two welcomed a number of celebrities for 40-minute episodes.
Sania had earlier on Wednesday sparked rumors of Malik and her getting divorced by sharing a mysterious picture on her Instagram account. Her message said: “Marriage is difficult. Divorce is difficult. Select your hard. Being obese is difficult. Maintaining fitness is difficult. Select your hard. Having debt is difficult. Maintaining financial discipline is difficult. Select your hard. It’s difficult to communicate. It’s difficult to not communicate. Select your hard. There will never be an easy life. It’s going to be difficult forever. We may select our hard, though. Make sensible choices.”
Is this the third marriage for Shoaib Malik?
This is Malik’s second marriage as of record. Having said that, the cricket player disputed reports that Shoaib Malik had wed Ayesha Siddiqui before to his marriage to Sania. Allegations that Shoaib Malik was already married disrupted his wedding ceremony with Mirza. On national television, Ayesha, her family, and her sister Maha had intensified the situation. Malik himself acknowledged that the entire chapter with Ayesha was a simple case of deception.
Early in 2000, the two spoke on the phone, with Ayesha identifying herself as a fan of Shoaib. Malik acknowledged that as the two spoke frequently. They began to feel something for one another. But Ayesha would never be accessible when Shoaib wanted to meet her. When Malik traveled to Hyderabad in 2002 to meet her, Ayesha informed him that she had to take an immediate flight to Saudi Arabia. Three years later, Malik and his family received the news that Ayesha needed to travel to the United States, the day before they were scheduled to meet the family.