Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has shared her first social media post since the news of her divorce with former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik was made public last week.
The two athletes were married since 2010 and were blessed with a son named Izhaan Mirza Malik.
At midnight on Friday (January 26), Sania took to Instagram and posted an image of her looking in the mirror along with the caption: "Reflect".
Sania Mirza had remained quiet about the issue for months. However, after Malik posted photos from his latest wedding with actor Sana Javed, Sania’s father made the public announcement of their divorce.
Sania’s family also released a statement last Sunday (January 21), confirming that the two had been separated for a few months, urging the fans to respect her privacy.
“Sania has always kept her personal life away from the public eye. However, today the need has arisen for her to share that Shoaib and she have been divorced for a few months now. She wishes Shoaib well for his new journey ahead! At this sensitive period of her life, we would like to request all fans and well-wishers to refrain from indulging in any speculation and to respect her need for privacy,” the statement read.
Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik kept tight-lipped about their private lives even as speculation was rife about their divorce.
Sania had uploaded a cryptic Instagram story on January 17, days before Shoaib announced his marriage with Sana Javed.
“Marriage is hard. Divorce is hard. Choose your hard. Obesity is hard. Being fit is hard. Choose your hard. Being in debt is hard. Being financially disciplined is hard. Choose your hard. Communication is hard. Not communicating is hard. Choose your hard. Life will never be easy. It will always be hard. But we can choose our hard. Pick wisely," Sania had shared the quote on her Instagram story.