Irfan Pathan is in the news again. This time not because of his bowling or other cricketing skills but due to his wife. It was nothing less than a verbal war on Twitter and Facebook after famous cricketer Pathan shared a photo of his wife on social media websites on Monday. Some trolls called it un-Islamic to post such a picture. Some of the users started lashing out at the cricketer and dubbed him as not being a true Muslim. Even some trolls raised objections over his wife’s nail paint and said Allah won’t accept your namaz. It seems some hardliners were angry over the posts by Pathan. The post featured his wife Safa Baig who is not much in the limelight as there are very few reports on her. But, after the controversy erupted over Safa Baig’s picture, social media users are seeking to know who is she.
Here are things people may not know about her:-
1- Safa Baig got married to Irfan Pathan in February 2016
2- She was a model and has worked as journalist too, media reports claim. According to an India Today report, she has worked in a PR firm as an executive editor and was featured in several prominent fashion magazines in the Gulf.
3- Safa was born on February 28 , 1994 and brought up in Jeddah’s Aziziyah district and her father Mirza Farooq Baig is a Saudi businessman; she has four siblings, according to a report in International Business Times.
4- Safa was just 21 when she tied the knot with Irfan. They married in a simple ceremony in Mecca. Reportedly, Irfan and Safa met in Dubai
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 7, 2016
5- She is a well-known nail artist and received education at the International Indian School in Jeddah. Notably, some radical Islamists had slammed her for her nail paint too in the picture shared by Irfan Pathan on social media.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 17, 2017
Irfan was 31 when he got married to Safa.