She may be the World No 1 doubles tennis player, but had she been born as a boy, tennis ace Sania Mirza would have become a cricketer instead of playing tennis professionally, the Hyderabadi said yesterday.
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Sania Mirza at the Cricket Club of India (CCI). The tennis star was conferred an honorary life membership of the 82-year-old Club yesterday. Pic/Suresh KK
Fresh from her success in the US Open, where she won the women's doubles title with Martina Hingis, Mirza was conferred an honorary life membership of the 82-year-old Cricket Club of India yesterday.
"If I was born a guy, I would have definitely become a cricketer. Cricket is in my blood. My husband (Shoaib Malik) is a cricketer, my father (Imran) wanted to be a cricketer, my uncle (Mirza Fayaz) was in the Hyderabad Ranji Trophy team.
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I am even related to former India captain Ghulam Ahmed (Sania is his grand-niece). I feel connected to cricket," said the 28-year-old.