By SUNIL Sonkar
Islamabad/Karachi, March 29 — Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik got engaged on Monday and are going to get married next month, a television channel claims.
According to Geo television of Pakistan, the two have got engaged and in April both will tie the knot.
Earlier Shoaib Malik was accused of marrying Ayesha Siddiqui, a Hyderabad girl, in 2002.
The girl’s father also had earlier threatened to sue Shoaib for jilting the girl and not giving divorce to her.
Geo television also mentioned in its report that Shoaib’s mother met parents of Sania Mirza in India and they accepted her as future daughter-in-law.
On April 16 or 17 may the ‘Walima’ or reception be held says the channel. According to the channel’s sources, both the stars fell in love some six-and-half months ago. The channel also claims that this could be the reason of Sania’s engagement breakup with childhood friend Sohrab Mirza.
In a recent interview Shoaib said, “I desire to get married soon. You will soon get some good news but it depends on my family. I fully expect to get married this year.”
When he was asked whether it would be an arranged marriage, Shoaib said, “No can say what will happen, but it will take place with the concurrence of my family.”