Shoaib Malik's message for wife Sania Mirza
There have been many speculations and reports about the alleged divorce of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and former Indian tennis player Sania Mirza in addition to rumours surrounding Shoaib's supposed involvement with Pakistani actress Ayesha Omar.
Shoaib's alleged link with Ayesha has been making headlines. Now, for the first time, Shoaib has publicly addressed the speculations about his personal life.
When asked by a Pakistani TV news channel about the rumours going around that everything is not well in his relationship with his wife Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik said that even though he wished to spend time with Sania on Eid, the two could not be together due to their professional commitments.
He also said that Sania was busy in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
"Nothing on it (relationship rumours). On Eid I would like to say that had we been together it would have been great. But she has got commitments in IPL. She is doing shows in IPL. That's why we are not together. We share love like always. I miss her a lot, that I can say. There are (professional) commitments. But Eid is a day when you miss a lot the people who are close to you. This is way neither I released a statement nor did she," Shoaib elaborated.
Moreover, in response to rumours linking her to Shoaib Malik's alleged divorce, Ayesha Omar had earlier denied any romantic involvement with the cricketer married to Sania Mirza.
During an interview on Shoaib Akhtar's chat show in February, Ayesha stated that she would never be attracted to a married or committed man, and that her reputation was well-known.
Last year, Ayesha also refuted rumours that she would be tying the knot with Shoaib, with whom she had previously done a photoshoot.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik continue to co-host their chat show 'The Mirza Malik Show,' which features Pakistani celebrities.