Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza welcome a baby boy

Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza welcome a baby boy

Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza welcome a baby boy

India's tennis sensation Sania Mirza on Tuesday gave birth to her first child and it's a boy, as announced by the cricket world's newest Dad Shoaib Malik. According to Shoaib Malik's post, the mom and baby are doing fine. The cricketer thanked fans for wishes prayers.

Source closer to the family said that the baby boy is named Izhaan, meaning showing "obedience to Allah" in Arabic. Many many congratulations Khaala @anammirzaaa Mommy @mirzasaniar Daddy @realshoaibmalik.

Ameem Haq, Shoaib Malik's manager also congratulated the new parents. They had announced that Sania was expecting around the same time when Shahid Kapoor - Mira Rajput and Neil Nitin Mukesh - Rukmini Sahay broke the news. Sania delivered the baby in Rainbow Hospital in Hyderabad.

Malik and Sania tied the knot in 2010 in a Hyderabadi-Muslim wedding.

Sania at the "Goa Fest 2018" earlier this year had said that their child would keep surnames of both of them.

Motherhood can't be attained forcibly; it is a choice and Sania Mirza's pregnancy is a case in point. Besides that, to believe in yourself and always know that you have the freedom to be whoever you are.

Mirza, who took a break to have her baby, is aiming to be back on the court for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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