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When the news of COVID-19 widespread had flashed as the headline in 2020, we had never thought that it would change our lives forever. With rising number of deaths each day, it felt like this pandemic could never be tamed. Seeing our people contracting the virus and loosing our closed ones to it were the most disturbing things we had witnessed in 2020. Now, after a whole year, when we look back, a sense of fear still lingers around us as the virus is still very much a part of our lives. And now, Indian Tennis sensation, Sania Mirza opens up on her story of contracting the virus and the toughest part of it. (Also Read: Mommy-To-Be, Kareena Kapoor Khan Reveals How She Looks Glamorous In Her Baby Weight)
It was on April 12, 2010, when Sania Mirza had said qubool hai and had gotten married to Pakistani cricketer, Shoaib Malik. And the lovely couple had embraced parenthood for the first time on October 30, 2018 and had welcomed ‘Baby Mirza Malik’. 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. Hence, the doting parents had named their baby boy, Izhaan Mirza Malik.
On January 19, 2021, Sania Mirza took to her IG handle and revealed her story of contracting COVID-19, despite taking all the precautions. Sharing a cute picture with her baby boy, Izhaan, Sania revealed what was the toughest part of her fight and why one should not take the virus lightly. She wrote, “Just a bit of info as to what's been going on since the year began... I had contracted covid 19 - I am healthy and absolutely fine now by grace of the almighty but I just wanted to share my experience I was lucky to not have any major symptoms for the most part of it, but I was in isolation and the toughest part was to stay away from my 2 year old and family... I can't even imagine what ppl and their families are going through when ppl are sick in hospital all alone and by themselves.”
She further revealed how the uncertainty of the illness was extremely difficult to deal with and continued, “It was scary as you aren't very sure what to expect and hear so many different things and stories... you get a new symptom everyday and the uncertainty of it is extremely hard to deal with not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well... I just want to say after having been through it, I was fortunate to be more or less ok through out it all, but to be away from my family was one of the scariest things - to not know when I'll see them again… this virus is no joke, I took all the precautions as I could but still contracted it... we must do everything we can to protect our friends and family… wear your masks, wash your hands and protect yourself and your loved ones… we are in this fight together.” (Also Read: Anushka Sharma's Unseen Childhood Pictures Make Us Wonder How Adorable Their Baby Girl Looks Like)
In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Sania Mirza had talked about how she derived strength from her family, especially her son, Izhaan Mirza Malik during the tough phase of the pandemic. Sania had remarked, “I drive strength from my family, especially my son Izhaan. No matter how bad my day is, his smile makes everything better. I’m sure we all have that one person who makes us feel that way. Keep them closer.” (Also Read: Jasmin Bhasin Misses Hugging Her Beau, Aly Goni, Pens An Adorable Note For Him)
Kudos to you Sania for fighting the virus like a warrior!