Years ago, Pakistani and Indian fans all across the globe witnessed the coming of two mega sports people officially vowing to be together against all odds – when Pakistani ace Cricketer Shoaib Malik wed Indian Tennis star, Sania Mirza. And even though everybody was excited, but the wedding raised a lot of speculation of the newly weds residence, how the history of Pakistan and India and the cultures would effect their relationship, and just their lifestyle over all.

However, both Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza have proved over the years that they can maintain a long distance marriage and also have a child together without bringing WAR into their relationship.

Fast forward to today, another young Pakistani Cricketer fell in love with a Dubai-based Indian Aeronautical Engineer, Samia Arzoo and they recently tied the knot in a big fat wedding that was supported by their families and friends on both sides. And we couldn’t be happier, but the question that arises is that, WILL HASSAN AND SAMIA MANAGE TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OUT OF THEIR MARRIAGE LIKE SHOAIB AND SANIA?

So, here are 5 things that we think Hassan Ali and Samia Arzoo can learn from Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza to keep their marriage together.


Address any issues that you have with your partner and if you’re feeling neglected, talk it out. A new routine, life, cultural, unpredictability or self-esteem could be one of the reasons causing you to feel unsure about yourself and your union, but look at Shoaib and Sania, they’re confident, strong and independent people in their own ways.


In every relationship, one of the partners is great at communicating (their needs, discuss any given situation, play the wise person’s role and keep calm). Since Hassan and Samia defied everyone to be together, it would be sad to see them fall apart, so one of them should play the mediators role in their relationship to make sense out of their feelings and emotions (and the speculation that will forever stay with them).


It’s nice to tell your partner how you feel about them, even though they know it, but just hearing those 3 words makes it REAL.


Don’t make your partner make guesses about you, your likes and dislikes and how fun you can be. When we love someone, we can go to any length to make them smile, so if you love to party – have fun, if you’re not good with words – tell them but don’t be afraid to be who you are. There is no better feeling than being transparent in front of your partner.


If you spend s lot of time apart, which you will, don’t fall prey to every false, frustrating and baseless rumour you hear about your relationship. You might end up celebrating your own customs and traditions, and even events with your families separately, but don’t let the over crowded judgement of others get to you.

Written by Faryal Syed
Asst Editor. Blogger. Enthusiast.