Tennis star Sania Mirza and cricketer hubby Shoaib Malik have been blessed with a baby boy, announced the former Pakistan captain on his Twitter account. Shoaib Malik announced his baby's arrival and informed about Sania's health post-delivery. The Pakistan cricketer said that it is a boy and that Sania is doing well. Shoaib also thanked the fans for the wishes and duas, and said that he felt humbled.

Here's what Shoaib Malik tweeted, "Excited to announce: Its 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."

Shoaib Malik's tweet, announcing his baby's arrival on Twitter:

Sania, who was due this month, gave birth to a healthy boy, say media reports. Sania Mirza embraced pregnancy and shared pictures galore of her on Instagram. The tennis star, on October 12, had shut down trolls in style, who tried to shame her and said that "Pregnancy is not a disease." Sania Mirza Pregnant with First Child Says Coming Back to Tennis is Priority.

"Word of advice for ppl (specially since the majority seem to be men) who think being pregnant means you have to go into hibernation for 9 months, sit at home and for some reason be 'ashamed in this haalat.'. So when women are pregnant they don't have a disease or become untouchable", she wrote in her first tweet.

"Or become a corpse!!! They are still 'NORMAL' human beings and are still allowed to live a normal life!! so pls take your heads out of your a** and think where exactly you came from too..your mother's womb!! #ittakesallkindstomakethisworld #dumidiots too !!", she added in another tweet.

Check Sania Mirza's Tweet Below

"I think as an expectant mother the most important message that I want to give not just to my child but to every child is that you have to follow your dreams whatever they are even if they are out of the box or out of the ordinary, you have to believe in yourself. And obviously, if it is only my child, I would hope, pray and wish for it to be a healthy child. It doesn't matter if it is a boy or a girl, which seems to be very important for a lot of people," the tennis star had said in a statement issued in September, encouraging children all over to follow their dreams and emphasising how the health of a child is the most important factor. Sania Mirza Hopes Her Baby Is Healthy Regardless of the Gender, Tennis Star’s Baby Is Due in October.

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik got married on April 12, 2010, at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad. The news of Sania marrying Shoaib had taken everyone by surprise back then, but the couple has constantly been in news ever since their marriage. Both Shoaib and Sania have time and again reiterated how both have supported each other in the thick and thin of an ever-changing landscape of sports. We wish the newly born a healthy and happy life ahead.

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