[caption id="attachment_699089" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-699089" alt="Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Sania-Mirza-and-her-Pakistani-cricketer-husband-Shoaib-Malik.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><b>Panaji: </b><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sania-mirza" target="_blank">Sania Mirza</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shoaib-malik" target="_blank">Shoaib Malik</a> want a daughter. However, when they decide to start a family, Sania would want her child's surname to be 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 on Gender Bias at Goa Fest 2018. <p></p> <p></p>Sania spoke about her personal experiences of gender bias, where she has heard some of her relatives telling her parents that they should have had a son so that the family name "goes ahead": "We are two sisters and have never wished that we had a brother. I have had fights with my uncles and aunts, who talk about it or come up and tell my parents that they should have had a son. For us, daughters are daughters and there was nothing like wanting a son to carry the family name forward. I have not changed my surname and my name is still Sania Mirza and it will remain that way. The family name is going to go forward." <p></p> <p></p>Mirza added that pay disparity between men and women existed in sports and a way out of it was to change mindsets of people towards female players.