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Shoaib Played With Salman Against Pakistan For Sania's Sake

Pakistan's former cricket captain Shoaib Malik played with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan  against Pakistan team led by Shoaib Akhtar  in Dubai Sports City.Shoaib Malik who came to India and married India's hottest tennis player Sania
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PTI June 08, 2010 18:32 IST

Pakistan's former cricket captain Shoaib Malik played with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan  against Pakistan team led by Shoaib Akhtar  in Dubai Sports City.

Shoaib Malik who came to India and married India's hottest tennis player Sania Mirza went to Dubai where he joined hands with Salman Khan to play against Pakistan, says the media report.

At the Dubai Sports City on Thursday May 27 Shoaib created cricketing history by playing in Salman Khan's Indian team against his fellow team- mates led by Shoaib Akhtar who played against Salman's Being Human team from Bollywood.

Apparently Shoaib was reluctant to play in Salman's team. It was wife Sania who convinced him.

Says a source from Salman's team, “Sania Mirza is a huge Salman fan. When Salman asked her husband to play on his team Shoaib Malik was naturally reluctant. But then Sania's persuasive powers over her husband worked.When it came to Salman, Sania wouldn't hear a no even from her own husband.”

That's how Malik made cricketing history by playing against his country men.

Arbaaz Khan verifies the historic occurrence. However he wouldn't like to attribute any political motives to Salman's charitable game in Dubai.

Says Arbaaz, “It was a friendly match with mixed teams Nothing like playing for or against. All in good spirit and for fun.”

However with Pakistan waiting for 'Sania Bhabhi' to show up Shoaib Bhai giving in to his wife's fondness for Salman by playing against Pakistan could be a politically and athletically wrong move, says the media report.

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