‘I had blurred my face out of alternative’ – Irfan Pathan’s spouse Safa Baig shields her husband over image controversy


Irfan’s partner did not mince any phrases in saying that cyber-bullying isn’t acceptable.

Irfan Pathan and Family
Irfan Pathan and Household. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Irfan Pathan, the previous Indian cricketer, has obtained a whole lot of flak, repeatedly, for allegedly blurring out his spouse Safa Baig’s face from photos. Not too long ago, a photograph, the place Safa could be seen standing beside him with Imran, their son, using on his father’s shoulder, did the rounds. Within the {photograph}, Safa’s face was blurred attributable to which the netizens hurled extreme criticism on the retired all-rounder.

Later, Irfan dropped a tweet saying he’s a “mate” of his spouse and never “grasp”. Within the meantime, amidst all types of chaos, the 28-year-old Safa, who’s additionally a former mannequin, said that it was her, who blurred the image and her actions had been “out of alternative”. She was clear-cut in saying that Pathan had “nothing to do” with the identical.

I’m a really personal individual and I by no means wish to be the centre of attraction: Irfan Pathan’s spouse

“I had created an Instagram account for Imran and I submit stuff there in order that he can look again at some beautiful recollections as soon as he grows up. I deal with this account and for this specific {photograph}, I had blurred my face out of alternative. It was fully my determination and Irfan had completely nothing to do with it,” Safa advised The Instances of India (TOI).

“I by no means thought that posting a innocent household {photograph} would create a pointless controversy like this. I’m a really personal individual and I by no means wish to be the centre of attraction. Even when Irfan will get papped, I instantly transfer away,” she said.

On the netizens accusing Irfan of being an “oppressive individual”, Safa went down the reminiscence lane to the time when she moved to India from his birthplace, Saudi Arabia. Safa talked about how Pathan backed her on the passport workplace for not “utilizing his surname” after they tied the knots again in February 2016.

Irfan’s partner, additionally, didn’t mince any phrases in saying that cyber-bullying isn’t acceptable by any stretch of the creativeness.

“That is 2021 and other people must be extra accepting in the direction of those that are totally different from their thought of a great human being. Be it dressing up or selecting to not present one’s face, everybody has the precise to choose and cyber-bullying is simply unacceptable,” Safa added.