An NDTV report said that after a video was circulated on Twitter, showing Sania Mirza’s son Izhaan with his parents and some members of the Pakistan cricket team, Veena Malik asked why she had taken her nine-month-old son to a ‘sheesha place’. Sheesha, an oriental tobacco pipe, could be hazardous for the child, Veena Malik commented.
“Sania, I am actually so worried for the child. You guys took him to a sheesha place, isn’t it hazardous? Also, as far as I know, Archie’s is all about junk food, which isn’t good for athletes/boys. You must know well as you are a mother and an athlete yourself? (sic)” she tweeted on Monday.
Sania Mirza shot back saying she cares about her son a “lot more than anyone else does”. On Veena Malik’s apparent dig at Shoaib Malik’s “junk food” habits, Sania Mirza’s reply was: “I am not Pakistan cricket team’s dietitian nor am I their mother or principal or teacher. ”
The Twitter spat got ugly after Veena Malik claimed she was blocked by the tennis star who, according to Veena Malik, also deleted a tweet during this exchange where she apparently referred to a magazine cover featuring the Pakistani actress.
“Dearest Bhabhi, attacking someone personally and reaching new heights of being low will not take you anywhere. Love, Veena Malik,” the Pakistani actress wrote in another tweet.
Before Veena Malik’s Twitter attack, Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik were targeted by many on social media who shared pictures and claimed that the couple were partying with the Pakistani cricket team a day before the India-Pakistan cricket match on Sunday, which Pakistan lost.
The Pakistan Cricket Board in a clarification said photos of the players dining and partying were actually not from the eve of the game. “The cricketers did not violate their curfew,” a PCB spokesperson was quoted by Pakistan newspaper, Dawn.