Bollywood’s BADSHAH Shahrukh Khan has finally launched the star tennis player Sania Mirza’s autobiography ‘Ace against Odds’ in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Published by Harper Collins, the story consisting 40 chapters starts from the time when Sania was 4 or 5 years old.
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It took Sania around 5 years to complete the book, with the constant support of her father Imran Mirza. “The book covers her opinion, everything till this point of her life. It touches on all the controversies of her life, everything has been covered on her life, including her career” he said.
The 29 year old tennis player has had a long career even in this small age. She is ranked at the first position in the doubles with partner Marting Hingis, which is by far her most glorious victory. But, her journey has never been easy. To choose such a sport as professional career from a very young age in India, where we have only selected famous sports, is in itself an achievement. Born in a middle class family and getting access to limited amenities also added to her obstacles. But crossing every hurdle, she surpassed all our expectations and kept growing, stronger and mightier. She has won innumerable titles and awards, which is known to all. Her charismatic and appealing personality complements her life.
In the official book launch, SRK complemented her and said that Sania Mirza’s life is motivational and even a film on her will be very inspiring.
The book contains tales featuring her life’s achievements and hardships. She has even detailed facts about her personal life, for instance her marriage with Shoaib Malik. She carries a very optimistic approach towards life and has the capability to pick the better side of everything.
She is genuinely happy that she has finally completed the book saying, “I owed it to write it, and I am happy I did.”
“I hope the book is a useful road map to guide the next generation of tennis players from India. If my story can inspire even one youngster to the heights of winning a Grand Slam in the future, I will feel blessed”, said the shining star of Tennis Sania Mirza while speaking to Indian news agency PTI.
When asked what was the major obstacle of her life, she replied by referring to the three surgeries undergone by her, especially the one of the arm in 2010 after which she thought she would never ever be able to play and do that one thing which is most treasured by her. But then, she switched to doubles’ championship and came up with No 1 position, which added another golden feather in her wings. ‘To be No.1 in the World is the most gratifying and amazing feeling’, Sania said.
Writing biographies and real-life stories is in trend, maybe because the present man believes and is more inclined in real life- touching stories. It is indeed true, the achievements of people who earn it with dignity and hard work can bring in a lot of encouragement. India needs more stories like Mary Kom, Milkha Singh and Sania Mirza to rule the field of sports. We have got ample of talents, but the shortcoming defeating us is lack of awareness and encouragement. Some people break all odds and lead the path of success, but some give up early. So for all those less hopeful group and to make things easier and prospective, the government and the concerned authorities should also give a kickstart to boost up the morale of million others who can make our country proud and create a landmark.
The book launch ceremony isn’t over yet, Salman Khan is going to launch the champion’s book in Mumbai, and Parineeti Chopra will be a guest in Delhi’s ceremony. Let us wait for what is the response of readers on this book and how well it goes.
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