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Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik have become proud parents to a baby boy.
The news broke after Malik tweeted about the arrival of the baby on Tuesday morning, saying: "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. #BabyMirzaMalik."
Shortly after the announcement, the hashtag #BabyMirzaMalik has begun trending on Twitter with celebrities expressing their heartfelt wishes to the couple on the arrival of the baby.
It's a BOY!!! Angel #BabyMirzaMalik is here! Many many congratulations Khaala anammirzaaa Mommy @MirzaSania Daddy realshoaibmalik . Cant wait to meet you all and hold the Baby in my… https://t.co/XRYQHhGBEz— Neeti Mohan (@neetimohan18) October 30, 2018
Yay! @realshoaibmalik and @MirzaSania just welcomed their first child into the world. Here's wishing them all the love and happiness. - Priyanka Parmar, Bollywood Blogger #BabyMirzaMalik #SaniaMirza https://t.co/VZ1Cpt9YxT— MissMalini (@MissMalini) October 30, 2018
Congratulations on the baby, Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) October 30, 2018
He may create a racquet, bat I'm sure you'll have a ball.#BabyMirzaMalik
Earlier in April, when the ace tennis star announced her pregnancy, she also added that the couple had decided to give their child the surname - Mirza Malik.
"Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we have a child, the child will have Mirza Malik as a surname and not just Malik. So that's where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter," Sania said during a panel discussion titled 'Gender Bias' at the Goa Fest 2018.
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