Hyderabad: Tennis star Sania Mirza today criticised Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader K. Laxman for raising the brand ambassador controversy and said that the issue should end soon.
“Person who made this statement must be very ignorant as I have won laurels for India even after my marriage. This is got nothing to do with India Vs Pakistan. Had anyone said I belong to some other nation I would have been equally hurt,” said Mirza.
“I just want this to end; it’s unfair to ask someone to keep justifying their patriotism over and over. I think this is extremely silly. A brand ambassador isn’t chosen on basis of where you stay, she added.
She also said that she is very humbled for being chosen as the brand ambassador of Telangana and said that she hopes to make it a better state.
She ended with saying that this is the last time she has come up to clarify things.
“I am the daughter of India and will always remain so. I don’t want this to keep going on and on. From past four and a half years I have been saying that I am an Indian. I hope that this is finally clear now. I would request you all to end this now. There are many more issues in this world that needs to be addressed,” said Mirza.
Sania Mirza was declared the ambassador of the newly formed state of Telangana recently, but Telangana BJP leader K Laxman opposed her appointment, saying that she was Pakistan’s daughter-in-law.