By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Two years ago, on this day, Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik had stepped into the next phase of their happily married life i.e., parenthood when the stork had visited them with their little bundle of joy. Sania is a name synonymous with tennis, not only in India but across the world. Shoaib is the Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the team. It was in 2010 when Sania and Shoaib had blurred the geographical lines between the two nations by saying Qubool Hai in an intimate wedding ceremony. Eight years into marital bliss, Sania and Shoaib had embraced parenthood with the arrival of their ‘Baby Mirza Malik’. (Also Read: Mandira Bedi Reveals Where They Found Their Daughter, Tara And The Bond She Shares With Brother, Vir)
Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik have named their little bundle of joy, Izhaan Mirza Malik and to announce the same, the latter had tweeted in 2018, “Thank you from the bottom of our heart to everyone for the wishes from Sania and I, and our families. Our son’s name is Izhaan #BabyMirzaMalik.” But do you know why Sania and Shoaib had decided to add ‘Mirza Malik’ as Izhaan’s surname? A few months before delivering her firstborn, Sania had attended the UN Women India's launch of #MujheHaqHai campaign event, wherein she had revealed that their child won’t just take his/her father’s family name (i.e. Malik) forward but will have ‘Mirza Malik’ as the surname. How progressive!
As Izhaan Mirza Malik turned 2 on October 30, 2020, his khaala and Sania Mirza’s sister, Anam Mirza, his khaalu, Mohammad Asaduddin and his grandfather, Imran Mirza wished the little one on social media. Anam was the first one to wish Izhaan on his birthday as she posted a video with the little one which comprised of their beautiful moments together. The video has Surf Mesa - ILY (I love you baby) (feat. Emilee) playing in the background and she captioned the post as “HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY WHOLE HEART! @izhaan.mirzamalik.” Asad shared an adorable picture with Izhaan, wrapped up in his cute towel and the doting khaalu wrote, “Happy birthday baby izzy. Love you to the moon and back.” Sania’s father, Imran Mirza posted a super-cute picture of his grandson and wrote, “My Izhaan turns 2 mashallah! Happy birthday and may Allah's blessings be on him always! #izhaanmirzamalik #birthday.” Anam also posted a video from the hospital on her IG stories with pregnant Sania in the frame, and wrote, “Multiple false alarms later. The day came, 30th October 2018. @mirzasaniar @izhaan.mirzamalik” atop it.
In 2019, to celebrate Izhaan Mirza Malik’s first birthday, his star parents, Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik had hosted a birthday bash in Dubai. The birthday boy had looked like a bundle of cuteness, dressed in a zebra-printed t-shirt and brown-coloured dungarees to go with it. To make Izhaan’s birthday extra-special, everyone had flooded social media with wonderful and heartfelt wishes for the little one. His doting baba, Shoaib had posted a picture from the birthday bash, holding Izhaan in his arms, and had written, “Salgira Mubarak to my little man. May Allah bless always you my jaan” followed by a heart emoji. (Also Read: Hardik Pandya Shares A Super Adorable Picture With His Son, Agastya, Calls Him 'The Greatest Gift')
It was Izhaan Mirza Malik’s star mommy, Sania Mirza, who was the first one to post a lovely wish for her aankhon ka taara. Sharing a picture of ‘just born’ Izhaan, smiling on his first day in this world, Sania had written, “Exactly one year since you came into this world and became our world... you smiled the first day you were born and continue to spread smiles everywhere you go... my truest, purest most amazing boy... I LOVE YOU and I promise to be by your side until my last breath... Happy Birthday my little angel. I pray Allah gives you everything you work towards and desire and continue to grow into the most loving and gentle boy that you already are... InshaAllah... Thank you for choosing us my little Izhaan #HappybirthdayIzhaan.”
Do you remember the moment when baby Izhaan Mirza Malik had said ‘hello’ to the world? It was in December 2018, when Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza had treated their fans with a full picture of their ‘Baby Mirza Malik’, Izhaan, and had captioned his first-ever photo as “Living life in the fast lane can be fun! It’s time to say hello to the world.” (Also Read: Sameera Reddy Shares The First Photo Of Her Baby, Nyra From Hospital, Calls It 'Jab We Met' Moment)
Happy birthday Izhaan!