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Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza welcome a baby boy

Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza welcome a baby boy

The proud father announced the arrival of Baby Mirza Malik on Twitter
Updated 31 Oct, 2018

Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza have welcomed their first child together.

The sports couple have had a boy, revealed Malik on Twitter:

The former Pakistani cricket captain informed fans that new mom Sania "is doing great and keeping strong as usual".

While he said he was simply "humbled", his manager Ameem ul Haq described his state as "over the moon":

Shoaib and Sania have announced that they're naming their son Izhaan.

The couple had already announced that his surname will be Mirza-Malik. Speaking at the Goa Fest 2018, Sania had shared: "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.".

The couple have been married for eight years.

Since Malik's announcement, congratulatory messages from their well-wishers soon started flooding social media:

We wish the best to Sania and Shoaib in this exciting new chapter of life.

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Masterstroke Oct 30, 2018 09:35am
Nationality of the baby boy. Pakistani or Indian? Pakistan has a dual nationality but India doesn't have dual nationality system.
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M. Saeed Oct 30, 2018 09:35am
Congratulations for the birth of first joint Indo-Pak personality in the sports.
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Khaled Oct 30, 2018 09:44am
Congratulations to the proud parents.
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Sakthi Oct 30, 2018 09:44am
Many many congratulations to both Malik and Sania.
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asad Oct 30, 2018 09:58am
Congrats.
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Hope Oct 30, 2018 10:04am
Congrats!
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Kailash Singh Oct 30, 2018 10:24am
Congratulations. Welcome, Superstar of Sports has arrived.
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Ubuntu Oct 30, 2018 11:22am
Congratulations to couple and blessings for the baby boy. Though there nothing special in marriages between Indo-Pak nationals.
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Zain Oct 30, 2018 11:26am
An Indo-Pak child born during Modi's time is the best way to bring us together :) Congratulations!
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Abhi Oct 30, 2018 11:51am
He is gonna be Indian Citizen.
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Ahmad Oct 30, 2018 11:51am
Congratulations. By birth, he will be Indian citizen. He can be a good link for Indo-Pak Unity
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Abhi Oct 30, 2018 11:51am
He is gonna be Indian Citizen
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RAja Raman Oct 30, 2018 12:03pm
Congrats.
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Omeros Oct 30, 2018 12:09pm
Congratulations to Malik and Mirza on their happy addition to their family! Many good wishes and prayers.
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J Kakakhel Oct 30, 2018 12:11pm
So the baby will have both Indian and Pakistani passports. Oh boy thats gonna be ground breaking and quite interesting.
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Babu Oct 30, 2018 12:28pm
Sania exudes confidence. Congrats !!!
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Parvez Oct 30, 2018 12:52pm
Fantastic, congratulations ....... tennis + cricket = happiness.
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Dr.Cajetan Coelho Oct 30, 2018 01:13pm
Congratulations. Wishing Baby Mirza Malik and the parents happy times ahead. God bless.
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Right Voice Oct 30, 2018 01:32pm
Congratulations on the birth of baby mirza-malik. No doubt the child has sporting genes,time will tell.
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Glad Indian Oct 30, 2018 01:51pm
May this blessed baby bring peace between our countries!
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CM Oct 30, 2018 01:59pm
He should be a Pakistani... No question of dual citizenship.. Its not a joint venture...
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A. M. Khawar Oct 30, 2018 01:59pm
Congratulations Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik! The arrival of your firstborn is going to change your life forever, positively! Long term planning, to give the newborn best chances to successfully navigate his life, shall become the highest family priority. Next generation is here, now. Welcome Baby Mirza-Malik; hope and pray that you will make us all proud just like your parents, Sania and Shoaib, have done again and again and again. May Allah Bless you with health, peace and prosperity walking the righteous path; Ameen.
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Mike Oct 30, 2018 03:20pm
Congrats. Father played for Pakistan, Lets see if the son plays for India.
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Shahryar Shirazi Oct 30, 2018 03:22pm
@Abhi "He is gonna be Indian Citizen" Shoaib clarified in one of his interviews last month that the kid will be a citizen of a 3rd country.
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Oct 30, 2018 03:36pm
Welcome to the parents club. Keep it up and hang on tough.
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Neo Oct 30, 2018 06:27pm
@Abhi and your point is?
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Ali Oct 30, 2018 09:08pm
Congratulation to Shoaib and our bhabi on the birth of their son. Mashallah.
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DK Pamnani Oct 31, 2018 08:59am
Heartiest congratulations to the couple.
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zain ul abidin solangi Nov 01, 2018 02:07pm
congratulations to the parents...........and both the famalies..
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zain ul abidin solangi Nov 01, 2018 02:08pm
many congratulations to the parents and thier famalies......
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