Sania Mirza's fitting reply on why women don't need to be a mother to "settle down"
"You sound disappointed that I'm not choosing motherhood over being number one in the world at this point of time"
Sania Mirza has spoken and how! And that too on a subject that every Indian woman faces in her life—when would she settle down and have kids?
In an interview with a leading national news channel of the country, Sania Mirza said that she was disappointed that despite being the Wimbledon champion, she was still asked questions like "when would she settle down?"
"You don't think I'm settled?"
Popular journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, in an interview with the tennis ace, asked Sania when would it be time for her to take a break from tennis and settle down. To which, Sania promptly replied-"You don't think I'm settled?"
Sardesai popped another question suddenly in order to save his face and asked, "What I mean is that you don't talk about retirement, about raising a family, about motherhood, what's life beyond tennis is going to be..."
A visibly irritated Sania then spoke what every woman wants to say whenever she is bombarded with questions related to marriage and "settling down".
"You sound disappointed that I'm not choosing motherhood over being number one in the world at this point of 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," said Sania
Sania also released her autobiography at the age of 29, which is another first for a woman athlete. The best part of the interview is when Rajdeep Sardesai apologised to Sania and said, "I must apologise, I framed that question very badly. I promise you, you're right, I would never ask this question to a male athlete..."
Before ending the interview, Rajdeep asked Sania how she would like to be remembered as. And Sania hit another ace at him. She went on to say that she hopes her achievements will set a precedent and that "no girl is asked at the age of 29 as to when she is going to have a child when she's number one in the world".
"That's no settling in," she said.
Watch this video to see how Sania replies to Sardesai's questions.
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