India or Pakistan? Sania Mirza tells whom she supports
Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza. File photo
Since the cross-border marriage of two sporting stars of both countries, Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, the fans from both sides of the border wanted to know which country they support when the arch-rivals go head to head in a sporting battle.
And it seems Shoaib Malik is also curious to know the question.
While recording a show for a private television channel, host Ahsan Khan asked Sania what the worst question any journalist or any host can ask her is.
The star player replied: “One question that I am asked all the time, which is a very bad and stale question and I don’t want to be asked again is whom do I support when India is playing Pakistan?”
While the host laughed, she added: “Please guys get over it I don’t want to answer this, it’s very stale.”
But seems like Shoaib wasn’t ready to spare the celebrity. Joining the bandwagon, he questioned Sania: “One second, this is not over yet. Who do you support when India and Pakistan play?”
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She was quick to question her husband back, asking him who he ever sided during India versus Pakistan tennis matches.
Malik, who was earlier enjoying the banter, was caught off guard. Nonetheless, playing safe, the all-rounder said: “Of course I support my wife.”
Realising the connotation of his remark, he quickly added: “But I love my country.”
While Sania laughed she turned towards the camera and said: “Same answer! Don’t ask me this question again.”
Malik, not letting go of the opportunity, told her he will continue to ask her this question.