Hyderabad:If you thought that the three-ring-circus of the Shoaib-Sania-Ayesha had ended, don't give away your all-access pass just yet (and we all had one, whether we signed up for it or not).
Now that his first marriage is behind him, Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik has issued a formal press release which implies that he was wrong to have insisted - publicly and repeatedly -that he did not marry Hyderabad resident Ayesha Siddiqui a few years ago.
Shoaib formally divorced Siddiqui on Tuesday, after days of allegations and counter-allegations. He will marry tennis star Sania Mirza on the 15th.
Read his press release below:
I would like to firstly thank " ALLAH ALMIGHTY" and all of you as media and the entire nation of Pakistan in supporting me and giving me the strength to face all what has been witnessed. Im no one to judge what is wrong or what is right as the one above knows the truth. I have done what was the best amicable thing to do as it was getting beyond reasoning as each day unfolded. I have realised that media is part of my family, and request all of you to pray for me and Sania as we are embarking on a beautiful journey of marriage.
Im proud to be a Pakistani and me and Sania are over whelmed to see the response in all the people welcoming Sania to Pakistan.
Inshallah Sania and I will soon meet everyone personally to thank you all for all the support.
Thank you once again for all your support, and lastly if knowing or unknowingly i may hurt someone, please forgive me as your younger brother.