India ace tennis player, Sania Mirza, has her due date next month. Ahead of the birth of her first child, Sania is not bothered about the gender of the child, and wants the infant to be healthy. Sania got married to Pakistan cricketer, Shoaib Malik, in 2010 and the star couple's pregnancy has been widely spoken about.
Sania said, "I think as an expectant mother the most important message that I want to give not just to my child but to every child is that you have to follow your dreams whatever they are even if they are out of the box or out of the ordinary, you have to believe in yourself. And obviously if it is only my child, I would hope, pray and wish for it to be a healthy child. It doesn't matter if it is a boy or a girl, which seems to be very important for a lot of people."
Sharing details about her childhood, Sania quoted, "I have a lot of fond memories that I had shared with my parents and the upbringing they've given me because of which I am who I am today and as strong as I am. We used to travel extensively from one state to the other to go and play tennis matches. My parents took extreme pride in every level of tennis that I played. No matter at what level it was, whether it was school, state, national or international -- their support, encouragement and enthusiasm continues to remain the same."
With a level-headed mind like Sania and Shoaib's composure, the unborn child will surely be a force to reckon with.
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Aditya Sahay, a former cricket reporter/writer and statistician, has shifted gears to other sports (primarily badminton, tennis, kabaddi, hockey, golf etc). While cricket remains his first love, he enjoys covering and writing on kabaddi, hockey and tennis. He dons Germanys jersey during FIFA and believes Dhoni Dhoni hai, isko (aur) mauka mila toh bahut aage jayega