Sania Mirza’s cool backhand as Shoaib tries to flirt with Mahira Khan
Social media has become the new playing ground for sportspersons in these times of coronavirus where on-field sporting action has barely been possible.
Such is the case with Pakistani cricketer and former captain Shoaib Malik as well as his wife and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza who have been stuck in different countries due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
While video chats have been happening since the lockdown began, Sania and Shoaib have also gone live on Instagram discussing various topics from sports to the coronavirus.
During the conversation, Mahira told Malik that both of them are finding it tough to connect on Insta live as they have become old. Malik, however, responded saying he might be getting old but Mahira isn't. Replying to Shoaib's compliment, Mahira asked if 'bhabhi' Sania is watching them talk since they are live on Insta.
Shoaib answered the Pakistani actress' question saying yes Sania is watching but 'she isn't my bhabhi', to which Mahira couldn't stop laughing. The actress then said: “I did not mean your sister-in-law but she [Sania] is the sister-in-law of the whole of Pakistan”.
Watching the two talk, Sania Mirza then commented on the chat, “Yes I see, what are you two talking about”.
The Pakistani cricketer also asked Mahira as to whether she Googles the person she is dating, to which the actress responded: “Like you, we haven’t dated someone like Sania Mirza who can be googled.” Malik had a constant smile on his face on hearing this reply from Mahira.
Sania and Shoaib haven't met each other for five months, partly because of the coronavirus and partly because of Sania's sporting assignments. The Indian tennis star had only made her comeback to the sport earlier this year when the Covid-19 outbreak saw her get stuck in Hyderabad (India) with her parents. Shoaib, meanwhile, was in Sialkot with his parents while their child Izhaan Mirza Malik remained with her mother.
While Shoaib is scheduled to restart his cricketing duties in England with the Pakistan national team, he has been granted permission to meet his wife and son before leaving for England.