We have always dreamt of finding a person, who would handle the worst in us. Blessed are the ones, who find a relationship that is too pure and beautiful. Having someone in life on whom we have blind faith on and someone, who would hold our hands in rough phase and say, “I was, I am and I will always be by your side” is when we have found true love in our life. Though one must celebrate that true love every day, but special days call for going an extra mile for your partner. That’s exactly what Indian all-rounder, Irfan Pathan did for his wife, Safa Baig on their anniversary. (Also Read: Armaan Jain Welcomes Wife, Anissa Malhotra In The New Phase Of Their Lives In A Romantic Way)
The former cricketer, Irfan Pathan, who is known for his bowling, had broken hearts of millions of girls when he had said Qubool Hai to a Jeddah-based model, Safa Baig on February 4, 2016. More than a month later, Irfan and Safa had hosted a wedding reception for their friends from the cricket fraternity. Two years into marital bliss, Irfan and Safa were blessed with a baby boy in 2018 and the couple named him, Imran. Scroll through Irfan’s social media profile and you will get a glimpse of him, as an outstanding cricketer, beloved husband and doting father.
On February 4, 2020, Irfan Pathan and Safa Baig completed four years of blissful married life and to mark the same, the latter treated their fans with a beautiful picture from one of their wedding festivities. While Irfan looked suave in a black suit with pink tie, Safa’s gracefulness won our hearts. Safa looked beautiful in a red-coloured lehenga with golden embroidery on it and she accentuated it with yellow bangles. Irfan captioned it, “Time flies they say but the Only thing flying is me, HIGH IN LOVE! Happy anniversary wifey #love #anniversary #4years.”
Being a celebrity isn’t a cakewalk as the media scrutiny over one’s life 24x7 makes it difficult for the stars to maintain their personal and professional life balance. Especially, with the advent of social media, no one thinks before commenting on celebrities and targeting them with trolls and negative messages. Even Irfan Pathan and Safa Baig became the target of the social media negativity. It was on August 6, 2018, when Irfan had posted a picture with his wife, Safa, where the couple can be seen enjoying at the valley. He had captioned it as “You are my friend today, forever and I love you #friendship #kashmir.”
Soon, comments had started pouring in as to why Irfan Khan had posted a picture in which his wife, Safa Baig doesn’t show her face. The trolls had targeted the religious sentiments, and some users had accused him for being a celebrity and following such customs where a woman cannot show her face, living in the 21st century. One of the Insta users had written, “hay bhagwan woh log itne bade celebrity hoke aise baaton ko support kaise karte hain.” But some netizens came in their support too and had commented, “Aisa Kuch bhi nahi h... Sabki apni Marji hai.... Koi shots pehenti hai to bolte ho besharam aur Koi apni haya ko cover Kare to bechari.....waah! trollers!!!” (Also Read: Mohena Kumari Singh's Twinning Picture With Hubby Suyesh Will Make You Sing 'Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan')
Giving a befitting reply to the trollers, Irfan Pathan later posted a picture, wherein his wife, Safa Baig covered his face with her hands and he had captioned it as “Wo jab dusro pe ungliya uthate hue apni zaat ho vali samajte the... unhe Kya pata tha mere or khuda ke rishte ka #Love #respect #placeforeveryone #lookinthemirror.”
In an interview with The Times of India, Irfan Pathan had acknowledged the importance of family in his life and was quoted as saying, “I consider myself very lucky to have parents who are so grounded. Not just me, I am sure there are many cricketers in India who have that good fortune. My parents taught me well and I am fortunate for that. They taught me to be simple; not just in terms of words but also in actions. The best thing parents can do for their children is to lead by example in their actions rather than in words. My parents have done that and I’m very proud of it. This has kept me grounded and that structure at home has allowed me to stay focused, even when I achieved success. My parents, my brother and now my wife - these are the people who will be there no matter what. Wickets or no wickets, runs or no runs, they are always going to smile at me the same way, give me the same food and treat me the same. I’ve tried to keep life simple. After I play games, I come back to Baroda, my home. There are many cricketers who buy flats in Mumbai and Delhi and want to host parties, and that’s great for them, but I’ve kept my life simple.”
In another interview with The Times of India, post his wedding with Safa Baig, Irfan Pathan had thanked everyone for the wishes and had expressed, "Miya-biwi ka rishta bahut hi khoobsurat hota hai and it feels fantastic to start this new innings of my life. Uparwale ka bada ehsaan hai and I, Safa and all our family members are very happy today. I am also thankful that my friends, cricketers with whom I have played, seniors and well-wishers from outside the cricket fraternity and even abroad have come to my hometown to bless us on this day. I couldn't have asked for more and with all their blessings, I am sure that we will have a great journey ahead." (Also Read: Genelia Deshmukh Wishes Her 'Forever' Riteish Deshmukh On 8th Anniversary, Makes A Beautiful Promise)
Here's wishing a very happy anniversary to Irfan and Safa!