Tennis player Sania Mirza from India won the Sportstar Aces Inspiring Icon award on Tuesday in Mumbai for her remarkable impact on the sport over the years, which has inspired thousands of people all over the world.
The seasoned Indian bowler Sunil Gavaskar presented the award to the sporting star, who was then requested to speak briefly on stage.
Mirza thanked everyone in attendance for the honor, recalling her childhood dream of becoming a famous tennis player and appearing on the Sportstar magazine cover.
“I am honored to be here. It has been quite an emotional last couple of months as you know that a lot of things have been happening and a lot of decisions have been [taken],” she said
The star tennis player went on that while growing up as athletes, “we have read the sports star magazine and we had dreamt of being on the cover of the magazine.”
“When I was a kid and I opened the magazine, this poster with pictures of athletes on the cover appeared, and I wished I would one day be on it. I was always inspired by the magazine. Due to that, it has been a genuine honor for me to be here and to be part of this Sports Star family, “She commented.
She continued by saying that being a member of this sports star was her dream.
“Everyone has supported me throughout the 20-year journey, through the good times and the bad, the successes and the losses. All wonderful things, it is said, must come to an end.”
“I am full of gratitude that I have been able to do, to play for my family and for myself and play for you all. There is no better way to start this new phase of life than with this award,” she delightedly said.
“It is also an honour to receive the award from Sunil Gavaskar. It doesn’t get more special than this,” she concluded.
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