Hyderabad: For former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik, it was a disappointment both on-and-off the ground in the hometown of his wife and tennis ace Sania Mirza.
Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza
Playing his first match here since their marriage four years ago, Malik failed with both bat and ball.
The all-rounder scored just eight runs for Hobart Hurricanes after finishing with bowling figures of 2-0-15-0 against Cape Cobras in a Champions League Twenty20 match.
The Pakistani's poor run continued while Sania bagged yet another title. The Hyderabadi and her partner Cara Black Saturday won the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Sania was not in the city as her husband played his first match of the tournament. He, however, is happy over Sania's great run this season and said the entire family and whole of India and Pakistan pray for her success.
Sania's absence did not deter Malik from hosting the Lahore Lions, the Pakistani team playing in CLT20, at his in-laws' house.
Mohammed Hafeez-led Lions had a sumptuous feast at the house of the Mirzas. The guests were treated to Hyderabadi biryani and other delicacies.