Irfan Pathan, who played a big role in India’s 2007 World T20, named his son Imran.
Mumbai: India medium pacer Irfan Pathan became a father after his wife Safa Baig delivered their first son.
While Irfan continues to remain on the sidelines from the Indian side, he enjoys a lot of love and support on the social media. The Baroda-based all-rounder too likes to share his joys with his fans. Hence, it was not surprising that he took to Twitter to share the good news of him becoming dad.
Although he received a lot of wishes from the followers, one of them asked the Indian cricketer not to name the new born “Daud” (Dawood) or “Yakub”.
While Dawood is on India’s most-wanted list of criminals, Yakub Memon was convicted and later executed for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blast.
Irfan managed to keep his cool and still managed to let the follower what he thought of the suggestion in a polite manner.
The Indian cricketer named the baby boy Imran and announced it with a tweet.
Irfan and his brother Yusuf Pathan were part of India’s World Twenty20-winning squad in 2007. While Irfan could not be a part of India’s World Cup winning side in 2011, Yusuf was included in the MS Dhoni-led victorious Indian side.