Sania Mirza opens up about being married to a cricketer

The Indian tennis star has been very vocal about various issues, especially when she talks about the backlog she received while watching and supporting her husband Shoaib Malik during cricket matches.

Talking with India cricketers Smriti Mandhana and Jemima Rodrigues in an interview on their YouTube show Double Trouble, the former couple No 1 talked about how he related to Anushka Sharma.

This question arose when Mandhana asked Michelle Stark about a tweet about flying to support Alyssa Healy. The 33-year-old tennis star said that marrying a cricketer from the subcontinent is a set of challenges.

“I and Anushka are related to this. Whenever our husbands do this it is because of them and whenever it does not it is because of us. I don’t know how it works, a very deep issue is that women can always be a distraction, but not a force. It is a cultural issue. “Oh, if your girlfriend or wife is there and you are going out to dinner, you are distracted.” That makes no sense, “said Mirza.

“When he went back to his wife for the World Cup final, everyone was missing him. I was trying to take a picture of Shoaib [Malik] Do it for me, hell will come loose. Anushka and I had a long chat about it. ”

Mirza also spoke of choosing tennis as her career.

“Obviously my husband is a cricketer, but when I started playing, my father used to play cricket. My uncle was a Ranji Trophy player, my father’s brother-in-law was the captain of the Indian cricket team. So we had a lot of cricket in our family.

“Natural progression for me, if I were a boy, I would just play cricket.” Things have changed a lot in the last 10 years, but when I started, it was unheard of for girls to pick up cricket bats. My parents wanted me to play a game. I used to play rollerscat, swimming and tennis. I did much better in tennis than the other two.

Among other questions, Mandhana also asked Mirza what is so special about Hyderabad that top female athletes like Mithali Raj, PV Sindhu and Mirza are out of the city.

Pata na man [I don’t know, mate]. The game has actually been greatly encouraged in Hyderabad. I honestly think, a funny theory of mine is that we don’t have much to do in Hyderabad. There are not too many disruptions like other big cities. Perhaps that’s why a lot of champions emerge from small towns.

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