Former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik has recently found himself in the midst of a media storm following his third marriage to Pakistani actress Sana Javed. The news has sparked widespread discussion, particularly due to the circumstances surrounding his separation from Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza.
The controversy unfolds
Shoaib’s announcement of his marriage to Sana on January 20 sent shockwaves across social media platforms. The absence of an official statement regarding his divorce from Sania added fuel to the fire, leaving fans and media outlets speculating about the situation.
While the couple had not publicly disclosed their separation, Sania ‘s father clarified that his daughter had initiated divorce proceedings with a ‘Khula’ from Shoaib. The revelation further intensified the media scrutiny surrounding Shoaib’s personal life.
A history of relationships
Shoaib and Sania tied the knot in 2010 after a long period of dating. Their separation, after nearly 14 years of marriage, came as a surprise to many. The lack of clarity regarding their divorce contributed to the public’s interest in Shoaib’s subsequent marriage to Sana.
Several Pakistani reports surfaced suggesting that Sana and Shoaib had been in a relationship for the past three years. Allegations of infidelity against Sana, who was previously married to Umair Jaswal, added another layer of complexity to the situation.
Shoaib Malik speaks out
In a podcast episode released on January 27 by Shadow Productions, Shoaib has now addressed the controversies surrounding his recent marriage and divorce. He expressed his indifference towards public opinion and emphasized the importance of following one’s heart, regardless of societal expectations.
“I think you should do what your heart tells you. You should not think about what people will think, not at all, I swear. Even if it takes you years to understand what people will think, go ahead and do your things, whether it takes you 10 years or 20 years. Even if you understand after 20 years, go ahead and do it,” said Shoaib.