Sania Mirza heads home from the hospital with son Izhaan

Nov 03, 2018, 22:40 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Meanwhile, Sania Mirza's husband and Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik is away in Dubai for a T20 series against New Zealand

Sania Mirza heads home from the hospital with son Izhaan

India tennis ace Sania Mirza leaves the hospital in Hyderabad with newborn son Izhaan yesterday. Her husband and Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik is away in Dubai for a T20 series against New Zealand. Mirza delivered the baby on Tuesday.

Earlier, India's tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik, who were blessed with a son, had named the little one Izhaan Mirza-Malik. The first name means God's gift, as the parents feel that he is truly one. Sania delivered the baby in Rainbow Hospital in Hyderabad. Shoaib broke the news on social media, tweeting: "Excited to announce: It's a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah.

Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled." Sania married Shoaib on April 12, 2010. Wishes started pouring in for the couple on social media after Malik announced the news on Twitter. Here are a few: Bollywood director Farah Khan: "My dearest n best friend becomes a mum!! @mirzasaniar I couldn't b happier lov uuuuu n arriving soon to meet the lil prince."

India women's cricketer Mithali Raj: "Congratulations @MirzaSania ! Love & blessings to brand new parents & the new born." Harbhajan Singh: Congratulations to @MirzaSania and @realshoaibmalik on the baby boy Welcome to a wonderful new life!" Shahid Afridi: "Bohot bohot mubarak ho @realshoaibmalik and @MirzaSania. May Allah always keep you and your family happy and healthy Ameen."

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