Sania and Shoaib at war over India-Pakistan WC clash

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2011, 17:53 PM IST

New Delhi: A "war" seems to be brewing between Indo-pak couple of Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik ahead of the high-voltage World Cup semifinal clash between India and arch-rivals Pakistan in Mohali next week.

The much-awaited clash of the neighbours seems to have caught the couple in a battle of loyalty with the Indian tennis diva, Sania strongly coming out in support of her native nation, while hubby Shoaib cheering for Pakistan.

"I support India and shoaibmalik will support Pakistan as usual! the war is on," said Sania Mirza.

"Be ready baby its on lol hahaha," reacted Malik.

The mouth-watering encounter between the two neighbouring countries has set social networking site `Twitter` abuzz with sportspersons and Bollywood personalities hailing Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s men and wishing them luck for the important match.

"There we go:) enjoy it boys.. You`re half way there... We are dancing in Miami," tweeted Indian tennis star, Mahesh Bhupathi.

Hollywood actress and co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, Shilpa Shetty, wrote on her Twitter page Yessssssssssssssss We did it, good job team india...fabulous work Yuvi:)In the Semis...Bring it on, yipeeeeeeeeee!."

"India-Pak Semis will be a great match to watch in Mohali. Great win. Great Game. Congrats to the Team for a brilliant performance. Look forward to the Semi finals," weeted former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman, Lalit Modi.

England`s Kevin Pietersen, who was forced to cut-short his World Cup campaign following hernia, had his word of appreciation for the left-handed Yuvraj Singh.

"Congrats India!! @yuvsingh09 on fire.. ?" the batsman tweeted.

India set up an exciting semi-final clash against Pakistan after the hosts ran home with a five-wicket win over Australia at Ahmedabad`s Motera stadium.

Chasing a moderate total of 261, Dhoni`s men held their nerves to overhaul the target with 14 balls to spare with Yuvraj Singh (57 not out), Sachin Tendulkar (53) and Gautam Gambhir (50) being the star batting performers.

PTI