Shoaib-Sania nikah solemnized, Rukhsati on Apr 15

HYDERABAD: Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza finally tied the nuptial knot here on Monday.

Sania’s mehr was fixed at 6.1 million Indian rupees while her rukhsati will take place on April 15.

However, the bridegroom has to wait for getting back his passport.

When Sania came out of her home to reach the Taj Krishna Hotel for wedding she was clad in a red saree which was earlier worn by her mother on her own wedding.

Media men were trying to make her video footage all along the way to the hotel.

On this occasion, Shoaib wore a black sherwani designed by Shantanu and Nikhil. He also wore a traditional Hyderabadi cap on his head.

The nikah ceremony was attended by 15 people from the bridegroom while 35 persons were present on the bride’s side.

Chief Qazi of Hyderabad Najmuddin Shaikh performed the nikah and later informed media about the amount of mehr.

Meanwhile, Shoaib is still without his passport which was confiscated by police after Ayesha had initially lodged a complaint with police in Hyderabad.

Last week, Farisa Siddiqui, Ayesha''s mother, announced that a settlement had been reached and "divorce papers signed," allowing Malik''s marriage with Mirza to go ahead.

Now,w the police has filed a petition at the court for withdrawing the cases from Ayesha.

It is now expected that Shoaib will get back his passport in a day or two after which he will bring his love to his country.