Indian tennis star Sania Mirza wished her fans on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday and also spoke about how celebrating the festival this year was not the same due to the current global crisis.
Sania Mirza prays for humanity, health, peace and love
"I am staying home this Eid WITH and FOR my loved ones...
please do the same. Eid Mubarak." "This Eid, It just doesn't feel the same for countless reasons! This Eid lets think a little more about the needy, a little more about the less fortunate, a little more about the ones fighting for their lives and about the ones that have lost their lives due to a pandemic."
"Plane crash or anything else. Pray for them and their families. This Eid, pray for humanity, pray for health, for peace, for less hate and much more love, for togetherness and for a world where we aren't scared to hug each other without wondering if we would make each other sick...
"This eid, there is a lot to be thankful and grateful for. This eid, let's all come together while staying apart and wish for a better world and mercy from our creator in these hard times that the world is going through."
Sania Mirza has been in India during the current lockdown with her son while her husband Shoaib Malik is in Pakistan as he was there when the lockdown was announced. The Indian tennis ace has won six Grand Slam doubles titles in her career and returned to the courts in January after a two year break during which she gave birth to her first child.
She won her comeback tournament in January in Hobart but was forced to pull out of the Australian Open due to an injury. Earlier this month, Sania Mirza became the first Indian to win the Fed Cup Heart Award for her role in India's Fed Cup performance prior to the shutdown where India qualified for the Fed Cup play-offs.