Who is Irfan Pathan Wife and How Did They Get Married?
Safa Baig: Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan, an Indian cricket player, hails from Baroda, Gujrat. Cricket enthusiasts compare his gameplay to Kapil Dev, and he was the next best all-rounder during his early days.
In 2016 he tied the knot with his now-wife Safa Baig.
Safa Baig was born on 28th February 1994. She lived in Aziziyah, a district in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her father, Mirza Farooq Baig, is a Saudi businessman and lived a lavish and comfortable life even before marriage.
Not only is she beautiful, but she also has a humble personality. She went to International Indian School along with her four sisters.
Although Safa hails from an Orthodox Muslim Family, she pursued modeling with her family’s help with support from her parents. Although it was not easy, she became famous in her dream career with her looks and dedication.
As she had a knack for arts and crafts, she picked up nail painting as a profession. Furthermore, she is an executive editor in a PR firm and a journalist as well.
Married Life with Irfan Pathan:
Safa Baig’s marriage with Irfan Pathan was a shocker for both fans and top Indian media houses. According to journalists, the two were already dating two years before their wedding. Safa was 21 at the time of their marriage, while Irfan was 31. The couple got married on 4th February 2016 with a small gathering in Jeddah Trident Hotel.
The couple kept the marriage private, and the reveal only occurred after Irfan Pathan posted a picture of their wedding on his Twitter handle. At the time of their marriage, Irfan was struggling in his career, but he became one of the top players the Indian Cricket Team has ever seen with his lethal skills.
The couple is happy with their marriage, and they had a son in the same year as their marriage. Their son’s name is Imran Khan Pathan, who is four years old at the moment. (2020).
Controversies and Other Facts:
In India, being in the headlines is never easy. Thus, Safa Baig became the center of attention when Irfan Pathan posted a picture on his Instagram of the couple; people started criticizing the couple.
In the picture, Safa was wearing a burqa and had her nails painted, which got criticized as “Un-Islamic.” On the other hand, the photo had a caption, “Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Logon Ka Kaam Hai Kehna,” as if the couple knew what was about to come. The cricketer and his wife got advised not to put the couple’s picture on their social media.
To shush up the trolls, Irfan Pathan posted a picture of him with the caption, “I repeat. If there is more love than hate, I think we are doing alright. #spreadlove.” The couple still post pictures of each other on their social media, and it seems that the trolls have withered away.
There is also a controversy that Safa Baig is the reason behind Irfan Pathan and Shivangi Dev’s breakup. The two never confirmed dating each other. Thus, the criticism got lost in thin air. We wish the couple a happy married life and that Irfan Pathan comes back to the national side and plays for the Indian Cricket Team.