Safa Baig and Irfan Pathan were trolled a couple of times on social media.
Recently, fast bowler Irfan Pathan struck headlines of cricket news pages. It is not for taking hat-tricks or for crossing record bowling speed like he did before. This time, it is for some lovely pictures with his beautiful wife, Safa Baig, as they wandered through the picturesque landscapes of Kashmir Valley. There was nothing extraordinary about the pictures, apart from Irfan Pathan’s wife covering her face with hands. As the bowler published those images on social media, users began to troll him for making Safa cover her face. They complained, being a 21st century star celebrity he should not follow the narrow dictums of religion that discriminate women.
This recent episode has a background. A couple of years back, Pathan was trolled for exactly the opposite reason. The newly wed posted some pictures on social media, to which many users trolled Safa Baig for not covering her face with the veil. The orthodox comments were directed towards religious sentiments inciting the strict codes of Islamic laws that direct women to cover themselves completely. Many users accused the Irfan Pathan’s wife of breaking Islamic codes by showing her face in public. The player was also trolled for letting Safa show her face. He, in fact, pulled up a controversy by opposing those comments.
Safa Baig, Irfan Pathan's wife is a famous model from Saudi Arabia. She was also an editor as a journalist.
After the incidence, Safa is seen most of the time covering her face with hands whenever she takes a selfie or a picture with her husband. In a recent picture, they posted a humorous picture of Safa hiding Irfan’s face with her hands with a funny caption on gender equality, claiming both men and women should hide their faces in public.
These controversies, however, has no relevance in actual life of both Irfan Pathan and his wife. Safa Baig is as famous as her husband, but in a different field. While Pathan is the one of the fastest bowlers, Safa is one of the top models in Middle-East. She is famous as a glamorous model in the Gulf countries. She also worked as an executive editor of a PR firm as well as a journalist. Baig is famous on internet as a talented nail artist. In a nutshell, she is a gorgeous and a talented woman has earned much fame before becoming a celebrity in the world of cricket as well.
Safa Baig is from Saudi Arabia. She was born on February 28, 1994 in Azizyah of Jeddah. Her father Mirza Farooq Baig is an established businessman in Saudi. He is from India but the family is settled in Jeddah. Safa did her schooling from International Indian School in Azizyah. After schooling she followed her hobby becoming a professional model, apart from being a Journalist and an editor. She met Irfan in Dubai in 2014 and after two years they were engaged. Three months after engagement the couple tied the knot. Ro this, the cricketer posted a picture on social media with Safa declaring his entry to “the most beautiful phase” of life.
Safa and Irfan were blessed with a baby boy in December of 2018. They named him Imran.
The couple married at Haram Shareef of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on February 4. The wedding was a low-key affair with only close relatives attending the event. It was followed by another grand event at Vadodara in Gujarat, hometown of Irfan Pathan. This was in the grand Laxmi Vilas Palace of the city. It was the same place where Yusuf Pathan, the fast bowler and Irfan’s elder brother, was also married back in 2013. It was a grand celebration where more than 2000 guest attended. The reception was at the banquet hall and Saket Garden of the Palace. It was reported that around 2 crore rupees were spent only in decoration and lighting at the venue. The place was so large that golf carts were used to ferry guest from the main entrance to the reception.
In December of 2016, Irfan and Safa were blessed with a baby boy. The player tweeted saying that it was difficult for him to express the feeling of being a father. They named the baby boy Imran Khan Pathan. After from their happy and glamorous life, the only piece bothering the couple time to time are the social media trolls. Pathan was among the best known allrounder of team India. He is now active in domestic circuit leading several teams as captain and a fast bowler. While Safa Baig became the center of Pathan’s life.
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