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Sania-Shoaib at "war" over much-awaited Indo-Pak clash for World Cup final slot

March 26, 2011 - New Delhi

With India and Pakistan gearing for a much-awaited clash for a slot in the 2011 World Cup final match, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has declared war on her cricketer hubby Shoaib Malik, a Pakistani national, who will be supporting the visiting team.

Expectations are high in the cricket-crazy region for a mouth-watering Indo-Pak encounter in the semi-final match on March 30 in Mohali, and the couple seem to have been caught in the battle of loyalities.

"I support India and Shoaib Malik will support Pakistan as usual! The war is on.. lol (laughing out loud)..hahah" tweeted Mirza on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

"Yes pls (please) be ready baby, it's on... lol... hahaha," replied Malik.

Mirza also cheered for Team India and said: "Well well, India VS Pakistan.. Last time (when) they played in Mohali, I watched the match live..what a semfinal on the line..wish I could be there!"

Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi also tweeted: "India Pak Semis will be a great match to watch in Mohali."

Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi also congratulated the Indian Cricket Team on securing the semi-final berth, and wrote on Twitter: "There we go:) enjoy it boys... You're half way there... We are dancing in Miami."

India and Pakistan have not played in any bilateral series since the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008. The Pakistan cricketers have also not played in the Indian Premier League since its first edition in early 2008.


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