PICS: Mom-to-be Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik on Umrah pilgrimage

JEDDAH: Before the beginning of the fasting month of Ramadan, soon-to-be parents Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik performed the Umrah.

The 31-year-old Indian tennis superstar and mother-to-be and her Pakistani cricketer husband travelled from the UAE to Saudi Arabia for Umrah, the holy pilgrimage.

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The couple is accompanied by Sania’s parents, mum Nasima, dad Imran and sister Anam. Anam Mirza Instagrammed the below picture when the family visited Al-Masjid an-Nabawi or the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina.

Sania and her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik, who got married in 2010, expecting their first child, due in the month of October this year.

Taking to Twitter, Sania announced the arrival of “Baby Mirza Malik”.

Sania, whose baby’s surname would be Mirza-Malik — an amalgam of the last names of both the parents — is confident she won’t let motherhood hold her back in her career.

“My goal is obviously to come back and that’s the most important thing. Of course, my kid is very important in my life right now, but after that, I would like to come back to playing because it’s an example I’d like to set for my kid as well that you don’t give up on your dreams just because you’re pregnant,” said the youth icon, adding: “I am young enough to come back and still play and be the best that I can be.”

IANS inputs