Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and Pakistani actor Veena Malik got into an ugly spat on Twitter after the latter criticised Mirza for allegedly taking her son to a  sheesha bar. Retweeting a video of the sports star, who was with her husband Shoaib Malik at a restaurant, Veena tweeted, “Sania, I am actually so worried for the kid. 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 mother and athlete yourself?”

The clip had earlier gone viral and featured Mirza, her husband and other Pakistani cricketers in a lounge. The players were accused of smoking a shisha a day before the World Cup match. The video and pictures upset many Pakistani cricket fans, who trolled the team after their poor performance against India. It also forced the Pakistan Cricket Board to clarify that the outing took place two days before the match. Mirza had also responded to the person who tweeted the video earlier and accused the individual of recording them without their consent.

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.” 

After the deleted tweet, Malik posted a series of tweets in which she slammed Mirza for her statements. She spoke about how it could have been a healthy debate, accused Mirza of revealing her true colours and the fact that she has changed over the years. She also said that she had said “1000 times” that the magazine had carried a morphed image.

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