Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan was blessed with a baby boy on Tuesday and shared the good news on twitter. He had married Safa Baig in February 2016.
“Is ehsas ko Bayaan karna Mushkil hai…is me Ek behtareen si Kashish hay, blessed with a baby boy,” said Irfan’s post.
Is ehsas ko Bayaan karna Mushkil hai...is me Ek behtareen si Kashish hay, blessed with a baby boy 😇— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) December 20, 2016
Irfan was regarded as one of the most promising talents when he had burst on the international scene. He had performed brilliantly in T20 World Cup in 2007 and was adjudged Man of the Match in the finals against Pakistan. India had won the World Cup and Irfan was even compared to India's iconic all-rounder Kapil Dev. Irfan's excellent swing bowling saw him claiming 100 wickets in 29 Test matches.
He is the only second Indian bowler to score a hat trick in Test matches and the only one to do so in the very first over of a match. He made the achievement in Karachi in early 2006.
Injuries and loss of form were the reasons responsible for him losing his place in the Indian team. Since his return to domestic cricket, he has performed well for Baroda in the Ranji trophy and is also the captain of the team.
“Motivation has never been an issue for me. If that was indeed the case, I would not have been here in Palam captaining Baroda. I have been through many experiences in my professional life. I can use my experiences to help and motivate my players. I don’t want to impose myself on players,” he said.