Sania, Shoaib already married in Dubai: reports

HYDERABAD: Speculations are rife that the Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and the Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza tied the knot in Dubai before Shoaib landed in India a week ago.

Since Malik is staying at Sania’s house in Hyderabad, it has been assumed that the Taj Krishna hotel has been booked not for the Nikah, but for a reception, scheduled to take place on April 15.

Sania’s wedding card, which has only the reception date, has also added fuel to the fire in the case. The news came at a time when several people claimed that the date of marriage would be postponed.

Local community members, however, have suggested that Shoaib Malik’s staying at the tennis ace’s house prior to the wedding and Sania’s sticking to the cricketer despite all the allegations, prove the fact that they are already married.

‘‘It is impractical to assume that the Mirzas and the Maliks did not expect trouble after making this announcement of an Indo-Pak marriage that too with a Pakistani national who had a Hyderabad connection. It is very likely that they possibly got married before going public with their wedding announcement,’’ said a person close to the Mirza family.