Sania also termed the day she and Bopanna lost the bronze medal match in the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 as 'one of the worst days'of her life.
Malik explained why the two had not been seen together for a while now by noting they both had busy schedule.
The exhibition games were watched by eminent personalities, including union law minister Kiren Rijiju and former India cricket team captain Mohammed Azharuddin.
Sania and her American doubles partner Madison Keys lost their Dubai Tennis Championships first round match to Veronika Kudermetova and Liudmila Samsonova.
The 36-year-old Sania, who turned Pro in 2003, walks out of competitive tennis with six Grand Slam titles, including three women's doubles with Swiss legend Martina Hingis.
Sania, who is bidding adieu to the game after the ongoing Dubai Tennis Championships, says she never had the fear of losing in her heart because it makes a player defensive.
RCB have roped in the Indian tennis legend as team mentor in the inaugural edition of the Women's Premier League.
Unseeded Bopanna and Sania lost 6-7(2) 2-6 to Brazilian pair of Luisa Stefani and Rafael Mataos in the final at Rod Laver Arena.
The unseeded Indian pair knocked out third seeds Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 10-6 in the semifinal that lasted one hour and 52 minutes.
The Indians progressed after Jelena Ostapenko and David Vega Hernandez pulled out of the mixed doubled quarterfinals.