Sania Mirza Scores a Win Against Rajdeep Sardesai
Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza really proved her mettle as she scored a win against veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai during a television interview. Apart from the upcoming Rio Olympics, where she will represent India in women’s and mixed doubles events, Sania’s recently released autobiography has created a huge buzz around the tennis star.
The Hyderabad girl however gave fans and followers yet another reason to feel proud about her during a recent TV interview. Rajdeep Sardesai asked her about her plans on “settling down” and “motherhood” and the tennis star gave a fitting reply to the journalist.
Counter-questioning, Sania Mirza said: “You sound disappointed that I’m not choosing motherhood over being number one in the world at this point in time. But I’ll answer your question anyway, that’s the question I face all the time as a woman, that all women have to face — the first is marriage and then it’s motherhood. Unfortunately, that’s when we’re settled, and no matter how many Wimbledons we win or number ones in the world we become, we don’t become settled. But eventually, it will happen, not right now. And when it does happen I’ll be the first one to tell everybody when I plan to do that.”
This amazing response made everyone proud and also brought forth the mentality that people have about the notion of “settling down” for women. Although, Rajdeep quickly apologized to Sania Mirza on realizing the poorly constructed question but he also admitted that he would never have asked the same question to a male athlete. The journalist was massively trolled on social media. In a country like India, where various stereotypes against women prove to be hurdles on their road to success, such a response brings hope of changing times.
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