Shoaib Malik thanks Sania Mirza for revival of his international career

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has openly thanked ace Indian tennis player and his beloved wife Sania Mirza for reigniting passion in him to play the sport of cricket. Malik says her hard work teamed with dedication is the reason that has inspired him to make a successful return to the Pakistan team. [Also Read: Meanwhile, Shoaib Malik steps into Salman Khan’s avtaar!]

In a report from PTI, Malik, in an emotional lingo, said, “At times you are not able to talk and share your thoughts or feelings with someone in the team and I am lucky to have Sania. She gives me that required cushion where I can discuss things with her at a sportsman’s level and get good advice.”

The Pakistani pro acknowledged Sania’s hard work and further added, “I know how hard she has worked for her success and it has also driven me to do the same in cricket. That is why I was able to make a successful comeback to the Pakistan team which makes me very happy now.” [Also Read: Shoaib Malik asks Yuvraj Singh to stick to cricket!]

Malik said his quest at the present moment is to cement his place in the Pakistan One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) outfits. He believes the side has a very strong unit in the shortest format of the game and they could even lift the next year’s World T20 crown in India.