‘Everyone has the right to make a choice’: Safa Baig speaks out on blurring her photo

Safa Baig, Irfan Pathan’s spouse, has spoken out about the ‘blurred photo’ she had posted on social media. Saying that the former Indian cricketer had nothing to do with the photo, she mentioned it bothers her that her husband is being trolled on social media for being ‘oppressive’.

“I had created an Instagram account for Imran (Irfan Pathan and Safa Baig’s son) and I publish 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 choice and Irfan had completely nothing to do with it,” mentioned Safa Baig in an interview with The Occasions of India.

Expressing disappointment that Pathan is being painted as being an oppressive husband due to a photo she had uploaded, Baig shared a story to present how far that assumption is from the fact.

She mentioned, “After I moved to India after marriage, I had to go to the passport workplace to change the particulars and apply for a new passport. I informed the girl at the counter that I needed to retain my maiden identify however nonetheless, she requested Irfan thrice, ‘Sir, is it nice with you if she doesn’t use your surname?’ He informed her, ‘If she is happy with it, what issues can I’ve? She has the right to select what she desires.’”

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“Be it dressing up or selecting not to present one’s face, everybody has the right to make a alternative and cyber bullying is simply unacceptable,” she added.

Irfan Pathan, who retired from worldwide cricket in early 2020, reacted to social media trolls earlier this week, by posting the image in query on his social media account as effectively.

He wrote, “This image is posted by my queen from my son’s account. We’re getting lot of hate.Let me publish this right here as effectively. She blurred this pic by her alternative. And Sure,I’m her mate not her grasp;). #herlifeherchoice”

Pathan and the Saudi Arabia-born Safa Baig had married in 2016 and have a five-year-old boy named Imran.

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