New Delhi:Some things don't change. And there are two constants in Sania Mirza's life too.
Post her marriage to Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik, she will continue playing for India. And Sachin will remain her favourite cricketer.
"I think a husband is different to my favorite cricketer, Sachin is my favourite cricketer and will always be," India's tennis ace told NDTV's Barkha Dutt in an exclusive interview.
Her decision to marry a Pakistani cricketer has created quite a stir. Some even hope the coming together of two sporting icons of India and Pakistan will improve ties between two nations. Others wonder why Sania couldn't find an Indian match for her.
The 23-year-old says the two young sportsmen "didn't really think whether we are going to make a political change or anything". "I mean today I am as much an Indian as I was yesterday even before I took the decision to marry Shoaib and he is also as much Pakistani as he was yesterday...I am going to keep playing for India, India is my country and it will always remain so".
She also makes clear that when India and Pakistan play, "Of course I will, I will always support India no matter what especially if Sachin is playing, I will support Sachin."
She does add, "I am sure Shoaib will have a fight with me after this interview but still..."
Watch this and lots more in the interview below.