Shoaib Malik denies rumours of rift with Sania Mirza

KARACHI: Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has insisted that his marriage with Indian tennis player Sania Mirza is secure and that there are no differences between the star couple.

Even now I and Sania are together in Dubai and we love to spend as much time as possible together. But being professional athletes we have to also fulfill our other commitments but it does not mean our marriage is on the rocks,” Malik was quoted as saying by Pakistan’s ‘Jang’ newspaper.

Sania has also recently posted an intimate picture of the couple to Facebook. Malik’s comments seem to be instigated by rumours of marital strife between the couple doing the rounds and by reports that the cricketer was recently seen in the company of actor Humaima Malik and her family.

Sania Mirza and Shoaib MalikI and Sania have a strong relationship and we knew before we got married it would not be easy. But at times it gets frustrating reading baseless stories about our marriage,” he said.

On the upcoming World Cup, Shoaib said, “I never said I didn’t want to play in the World Cup. All I said was that the selectors should now give chances to those players they have persisted with since last few months.”

Whenever Pakistan needs me I am available, whenever the selectors feel I deserve a call-up I will be happy. Whether they call me up before or after the World Cup it is always an honour to play for Pakistan,” he concluded. – Yahoo