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Shoaib Malik Marries Sana Javed After Divorce with Sania Mirza

Cricketer Shoaib Malik has married actress Sana Javed in a private ceremony, shocking fans and media alike. The former all-rounder took to Instagram on Saturday to share the news of his third marriage with his followers.

“Alhamdullilah. And We created you in pairs,” he wrote, along with two pictures of him and his bride. Sana Javed also changed her Instagram bio to “Sana Shoaib Malik” and posted the same pictures on her account.

The newlyweds looked stunning in matching white and beige outfits, with Shoaib Malik wearing a sherwani and a golden shawl, and Sana Javed donning a lehnga and green and gold jewellery. They also wore wedding bands on their fingers.

Shoaib Malik’s manager, Arsalan Shah, confirmed the marriage on X, a social media platform. “Confirmation: Our beloved superstar @realshoaibmalik has tied the knot (Nikkah) with #SanaJaved. Wishing the new couple an amazing life ahead filled with happiness and joy #ShoaibMalik,” he wrote.

The wedding came as a surprise to many, as Shoaib Malik was previously married to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, with whom he has a son, Izhan Mirza-Malik. The couple had tied the knot in 2010 and were considered a power couple in the sports world.

However, rumours of their separation had been circulating since 2022, with neither of them confirming or denying their relationship status. They had also been living apart, with Shoaib Malik in Pakistan and Sania Mirza in India.

Two days before Shoaib Malik’s wedding announcement, Sania Mirza had posted a cryptic message on her Instagram story, talking about marriage and divorce. “Marriage is hard. Divorce is hard. Choose your hard. Obesity is hard. Being fit is hard. Choose your hard. Being in debt is hard. Being financially disciplined is hard. Choose your hard. Communication is hard. Not communicating is hard. Choose your hard. Life will never be easy. It will always be hard. But we can choose our hard. Pick wisely,” she wrote.

As per sources Sania Mirza had divorced Shoaib Malik in late 2022, after being unhappy with his involvement with other women. She had been ignoring this issue for some time, but finally decided to end the marriage after losing her patience.

The sources also said that Shoaib Malik’s family was not in favour of the divorce and had tried to reconcile the couple. They had gone to Dubai by the end of 2022 to help resolve the marital issues, but to no avail. None of Shoaib Malik’s family members attended his wedding with Sana Javed, and his brother-in-law, Imran Zafar, said he only learned about it through social media.

According to the sources, Shoaib Malik and Sana Javed had been in a relationship for some time and had kept it secret from the public. Sana Javed is a popular actress in Pakistan, who has starred in several dramas and films, such as Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Khaani, and Mehrunisa V Lub U.

Shoaib Malik is one of the most successful cricketers in Pakistan, who has played for the national team in all three formats. He has scored over 10,000 runs and taken over 200 wickets in his international career. He retired from Test cricket in 2015 and from ODIs in 2019, but still plays T20Is. He is currently playing for the Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League.

The wedding of Shoaib Malik and Sana Javed has sparked mixed reactions from fans and celebrities, with some congratulating them and others expressing shock and disappointment. Many also wondered about the fate of Sania Mirza and her son, and how they would cope with the news.

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