'I’m Her Mate Not Her Master' - Irfan Pathan Reacts To Criticism For His Wife's Blurred Image

Updated - 26 May 2021, 01:18 PM

Irfan Pathan, Safa Baig
Irfan Pathan, Safa Baig. Image-Twitter

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has responded to the criticism he has received after an image of his wife, Safa Baig, surfaced on social media. In the picture, Baig, who married the former cricketer in February 2016, has some part of her faced blurred.

Irfan Pathan received plenty of flak and trolling from the netizens for not allowing his wife to put the picture of her complete face.

However, the 36-year-old Baroda cricketer revealed that it was his wife’s choice to blur the photo. Irfan Pathan also assured the fans that he has given the freedom to his wife by stating, “I’m her mate not her master.”

Irfan Pathan, Safa Baig.
Irfan Pathan, Safa Baig. Image-Twitter

The duo has a son, named Imran Khan Pathan, who Baig gave birth in December 2016.

“This picture is posted by my queen from my son’s account. We are getting lot of hate.Let me post this here as well.She blurred this pic by her choice. And Yes,I’m her mate not her master;). #herlifeherchoice,” Irfan Pathan tweeted.

Irfan Pathan and his family come out in support for covid-19 relief

Irfan Pathan and his family have played their part in supporting the people struggling with the effects of the vicious covid-19. As the country grapples with the second wave of the virus, the former all-rounder decided to donate all the money earned from the social media campaigns to charity.

Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan
Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan (Image Credit: Twitter)

He and his brother, former India and Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Yusuf Pathan, donated food and raw materials and helped a massive 90,000 families to date. Also, the Pathan Cricket Academy provided free meals to plagued people in South Delhi. They have distributed food packets, oxygen cylinders, ventilators, oxygen concentrators. Their father, Mehmood Khan Pathan has been providing food to the COVID-19 patients in Baroda through his trusts.

Both Irfan and Yusuf had earlier contracted the covid-19 virus while playing in the Road Safety World Series in Raipur in March, and have recovered from it. The brothers announced their covid-19 positive reports, after the captain of the side, Sachin Tendulkar, and middle-order batsman Subramaniam Badrinath also confirmed their positive covid-19 results.

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