It takes much more than just carrying the baby for nine months to become a mother. A woman goes through a sea of physical and emotional upheavals in the entire process and to add to the pressure, she is also expected to quickly shed those extra kilos and look fit and fab like before, along with managing a new life and the added responsibilities that come with it.
Now imagine the pressure if you are a star tennis player like Sania Mirza and expected to make a comeback as soon as possible post giving birth. Yes, India’s tennis icon has been blessed with a baby boy. Her cricketer-husband Shoaib Malik took to Twitter to announce the news, and wrote, “Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled #BabyMirzaMalik.”
Post the news becomes a few days old and the euphoria subsides a bit, Sania has to gear up to face another set of questions from her fans and media. When are you making a comeback? She has to regain the same fitness levels and strength, get her form back, smash her opponents and bring laurels to the country. The whole process is as daunting as it sounds, but few magnificent athletes in the past have proved that nothing can come in the way of their passion and game, and has made a glorious comeback post motherhood.