Izhaan, son of Pakistan’s senior all-rounder Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, has deteriorated. This is the reason why Shoaib had to leave the T20 International series against Bangladesh in the middle. The third match of the series is to be played today, but Malik will not be a part of it. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given this information.
Malik and Sania’s son Izhaan is three years old. According to a statement issued by the PCB, “Shoaib Malik will miss the third and final T20 match against Bangladesh on Monday due to illness of his child and will leave for Dubai before the match.” Pakistan, who reached the semi-finals of the recently concluded T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is leading 2-0 in this three-match T20 International series.
The PCB also said that members of the Test team will leave for Chittagong after the match, while members of the T20 International team will return to Pakistan via Dubai on Tuesday. Pakistan and Bangladesh will play two matches under the World Test Championship. The first Test of this series will be played in Chittagong (from Friday) while the second Test will be played in Dhaka (4-8 December).