However, a recent development has brought the spotlight back on their divorce. Shoaib Malik seems to have removed reference to Sania Mirza as his wife from his Instagram account.
The cricketer’s previous bio read, ‘Husband to a superwoman @mirzasaniar’, which seems to be missing now. Netizens are speculating that Sania and Shoaib are heading for a separation soon.
Earlier in April, Shoaib had denied the divorce rumours, citing ‘busy schedule’ for not being seen with Sania in recent past. Speaking to a Pakistani TV Malik insisted he and his wife were neither in any divorce process, nor were they separated. He also accepted that all marriages go through ups and downs and added that this did not mean the relationship was over.
After dating for several months, Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik tied the knot in 2010. The couple turned parents to son Izhaan Mirza Malik on October 30, 2018. Soon after their divorce rumours hit headlines, it was reported that Shoaib is in love with Pakistani actress Ayesha Omar. Reacting to the link-up rumours, Ayesha had clarified on social media that Shoaib was happy with his wife and that she respects the couple. Ayesha had also stated that she is a good friend of the cricketer.