News Reading Practice #44

(100 Day Challenge)


The Hindu Bureau

Six-time Grand Slam winner Sania Mirza conveyed “best wishes” to her former husband and ex-Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik “for his new journey ahead” a day after he took to social media to share pictures of his wedding with Pakistani actor Sana Javed.

In a text message, Sania’s father Imran Mirza said that his daughter had

always kept her personal life away from the public eye. “However, today the need has arisen for her to share that Shoaib and she have been divorced for a few months now,” he said. 

“At this sensitive period of her life, we would like to request all fans and well-wishers to refrain from mudslinging in any speculation and to respect her need for privacy,” the statement said on Sunday.


DIVORCE: Having legally ended a marriage; no longer married. (വിവാഹമോചനം)

REVEAL: To make something known or visible; discloses. (വെളിപ്പെടുത്തുക)

CONVEY: To communicate or expressed a message or information. (അറിയിക്കുക)

TOOK TO (phrasal verb): Engaged in a particular activity or behavior.

PERSONAL: Relating to one's private life, relationships, and feelings rather than professional or public matters. (വ്യക്തിപരമായ)

ARISEN: Appeared or made apparent especially because of a situation. (ഉയിർത്ത)

SENSITIVE: Delicate or easily affected, especially emotionally. (മൃദുലമായ)

REFRAIN: To resist from doing something; to hold back. (നിയന്ത്രിക്കുക)

MUDSLINGING: The act of making malicious or damaging statements about someone, especially to damage their reputation. (ദുരാരോപണം ഉന്നയിക്കൽ)

SPECULATION: Forming of a theory or guesswork based on incomplete information. (ഊഹം)

PRIVACY: A state in which one is not observed or disturbed by other people. (സ്വകാര്യത)