Irfan Pathan will probably get married next month
Irfan Pathan, who was once the most promising swing-bowler of India, is currently out of the national side for some time now. But most of the Indian cricket fans remember him for his devastating swings and his hat-trick against Pakistan in Karachi.
Pathan, who is currently 31-years-old, is one of Indian cricket’s most eligible bachelors, is set to get married this February. The name of the bride is Safa.
Irfan has been very secretive about his personal life throughout his career. He always liked to keep his professional life away from his personal life. He enjoys his privacy and keeps it very tight for the paparazzi. And now that the report of his marriage is breaking in media his family is extremely tight-lipped about his wedding preparations.
The wedding will take place on the second week.
When the all-rounder was contacted, he responded with a text saying, "The news of me getting married in February is true. Beyond that, I don't want to say much on this and will issue a small statement in a few days."
A source close to the 31-year-old cricketer said, "The wedding preparations are on in full swing and the family has already ordered a diamond necklace for Irfan's bride and for his sister, apart from other jewellery from a reputed jeweller in Surat who had provided jewellery for Yusuf's wedding too. If not in the first week of February, the wedding should take place in the second week."
Irfan had a good Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as he led Baroda to the finals and contributed with both bat and ball. After the tournament, he was widely considered for the Indian side as an all-rounder in the upcoming ICC World T20. About his marriage plans, he recently had said, "2016 will be an exciting year for me, both professionally and personally. When one son of the family gets married the pressure come on the other one. But my family is very relaxed about it and they don't put any unnecessary pressure on me. The world will know when I decide to tie the knot."
Irfan made his debut for the national side back in 2003, when he was picked to play the first Test against Australia in Adelaide. He was a member of Indian’s World T20 winning team which defeated Pakistan in the finals, Irfan was chosen as the Man of the Match for that final. He has represented Indian in 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20Is. The last time he played for India was in 2012.