Friday, February 02, 2024

'You've been through a 1,000 things': Sania Mirza shares message on self-love, resilience

Indian tennis ace announced divorce with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik last month

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza. — Instagram/mirzasaniar
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza. — Instagram/mirzasaniar

India’s former professional tennis player Sania Mirza on Friday shared a quote post about self-love and resilience for her fans to seek motivation, as she herself goes through a phase after her divorce that requires a lot of strength. 

Social media has been rife lately with discussions about the tennis star’s marriage with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik since she made it official that they have been divorced after the latter announced wedlock with Pakistani drama actor Sana Javed last month.

Taking to her Instagram stories, Sania shared a motivational post that inspires the readers to stop taking others’ views and judgments about them and embrace themselves as they are and what challenges and experiences have transformed them into.

— Instagram stories screengrab
— Instagram stories screengrab

“You’ve been through a thousand things in your life people don’t even know about. You’ve experienced things that have shook you, changed you, broke you, built you and taught you to be stronger than you ever thought you had the ability to be,” the post read.

Sania and Shoaib tied the knot in 2010 and welcomed their son Izhaan Mirza Malik in 2018. The couple used to be one of the favourite celebrity couples until 2022 when rumours about their separation first surfaced. However, none of them opened up about it until Shoaib’s marriage with Sana.

Though neither Shoaib nor Sania stated about it personally, the tennis star’s sister in January shared a statement about the divorce.

Besides the motivational quote, Sania also shared a picture of herself hugging Izhaan and her niece on her Instagram wall.

The tennis ace captioned the adorable picture as “lifelines” with a heart emoji.