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I have proof to show I have lived with Shoaib: Ayesha

April 03, 2010 22:11 IST

The Indian woman who claims to be Shoaib Malik's first wife on Saturday said she had two witnesses to prove that she and the former Pakistan cricket captain had shared a room at a hotel in Hyderabad on two occasions after their alleged wedding in 2002.

Ayesha Siddiqui, whose claim has raised a drama surrounding the much-anticipated wedding between Shoaib and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, told Geo News channel that two members of the staff of the Taj Residency, earlier known as Holiday Inn, had agreed to testify that they had served her and Shoaib during their stay in the hotel.

"If you are asking if we lived together - yes, we did stay together and it is unfortunate that we also have to prove this but we have witnesses," Ayesha said.

Two members of the hotel's staff who had provided her and Shoaib room service and served them breakfast had agreed to testify, Ayesha said.

She refused to name the two persons, saying their names were being kept secret as they may have to testify in court proceedings.

Ayesha said she had stayed with Shoaib in the hotel on two occasions, including once in 2004.

She also said Shoaib would never "dare" to do anything against her till his father was alive.

"Shoaib's father was a very good human being and he would always back me when he was alive," she said.

"After he died, things changed and Shoaib became very bitter. (Shoaib) used to say he didn't know why he was stuck with me and he would complain about my looks and weight," Ayesha said.

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