Sania Mirza to ace Pakistani batsman: “I will kill you Babar Azam”

By: News Desk      Published: 01:06 PM, 21 Jun, 2020
Sania Mirza to ace Pakistani batsman: “I will kill you Babar Azam”

Pakistan’s ace batsman Babar Azam and India’s top tennis player Sania Mirza engaged in a ‘devar-bhabi’ style conversation on social media.

The innocent-looking stylish Pakistani batsman Babar Azam received a ‘threat’ from none other than the wife of his senior teammate Shoaib Malik for not declaring Sania Mirza his favourite Bhabi, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

In a live session on social media, Babar Azam, renowned for his crafty stroke-making on the cricket ground, tried to tease Mrs Shoaib Malik by saying that Saifi Bhai’s wife is his favourite Bhabi. Shoaib Malik posed the question to the Pakistani ace batter, asking who is her favourite bhabi.

Babar Azam’s reply ‘infuriated’ the lovely Sania Mirza who reacted with “I will kill you Babar Azam, for not holding her as his favourite Bhabi.”

It may be mentioned here that the Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday last gave special dispensation to Shoaib Malik by allowing him to join the men’s national cricket team in England on July 24 after spending time with his immediate family, whom he has not seen for nearly five months.

Shoaib’s wife, Sania Mirza, and one-year-old son, Izhaan Mirza Malik, have been in India, while Shoaib has been in Sialkot since the imposition of international travel ban due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to the travel ban, Shoaib was involved for Peshawar Zalmi in the HBL Pakistan Super League, which commenced on February 20 before it was suspended on March 17.

In a statement issued in Lahore, PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said: “Unlike the rest of us, Shoaib Malik has not seen his immediate family for nearly five months due to his commitments and the subsequent international travel bans following the Covid-19 pandemic. As travel restrictions are now slowly easing out and there is an opportunity for a family reunion, it is appropriate that at a human level we show compassion as part of our duty of care and respect Shoaib’s request.

“We have spoken with the England and Wales Cricket Board which understands the situation and have agreed to make an exception by helping Shoaib enter the country on July 24. Of course, Shoaib will follow the UK government’s policies on visitors entering the country before integrating with the side.”