Cricketer Irfan Pathan becomes dad; Twitter hopes he doesn't name baby boy 'Taimur'

Updated: 22 December, 2016 14:27 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan and wife Safa Baig became proud parents to a baby boy today, but all Twitterati could hope for was that he didn't name his kid 'Taimur' like Saif Ali and Kareena Kapoor

Irfan Pathan becomes proud dad; Twitter doesn't want him to name him 'Taimur'
India all-rounder Irfan Pathan becomes proud dad; Twitter doesn't want him to name kid 'Taimur'. Pic/AFP

December 20th is proving to be a lucky date for many. Hours after Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali welcomed a baby boy into the world, it was the turn of Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan. The Baroda lad took to Twitter to announce that he and his wife Safa Baig had become proud parents to a baby boy.

The India all-rounder had got married to the Jeddah-based 21-year-old in Mecca in February 2016. They had apparently met 2 years ago.

He tweeted, “Is ehsas ko Bayaan karna Mushkil hai…is me Ek behtareen si Kashish hay, blessed with a baby boy (sic).”

Unfortunately for Irfan, his baby was born a few hours after 'Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi' took over social media. With Twitterati in overdrive mode about Taimur's name, there was some spill over effect on Irfan's profile as well. With most of his 'fans' worried for him and hoping that he would be more careful about naming his child.


First Published: 21 December, 2016 10:43 IST

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