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Irfan Pathan’s reply to hate messages inspired by this Rajesh Khanna blockbuster

Irfan Pathan, who was recently trolled for posting an image with wife Safa Baig, asked everyone on social media to spread love. In another post, he quoted a song from Hindi movie Amar Prem and reiterated the message to spread harmony

cricket Updated: Jul 20, 2017 12:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Irfan Pathan,Safa Baig,Indian Cricket Team
Irfan Pathan posted this photo with wife Safa Baig on social media a few days back, for which he was trolled.(Twitter)

Irfan Pathan, India cricketer, recently came under criticism on social media after he posted an image with his wife Safa Baig. And now the player has replied in a Rajesh Khanna-esque manner.

In the photo that Irfan posted on Instagram, his wife Safa Baig — to whom he got married to in February 2016 — can be seen wearing a burqa. Her exposed hands and nail polish, however, enraged some people, who posted ridiculous comments.

This girl is trouble 🙈 #love #wifey

A post shared by Irfan Pathan (@irfanpathan_official) on

But Irfan Pathan chose to reply to all these haters with a lovely message. “I repeat :) If there is more love than hate I think we are doing alright. #spreadlove,” he wrote.

“Kuch to log kahenge logo ka kaam hai kehna but always #love #travel (People will keep talking, their job is to talk),” Pathan wrote in another message on Twitter. He was quoting a famous song from the Hindi movie Amar Prem, whch had Rajesha Khanna and Sharmila Tagore in the lead role.

Earlier, several people trolled Pathan for the image.

“WTF. Tell her cover her arms. Being a muslim and being a Pathan its your duty to do so,” (sic) wrote a person by the name ‘Jagga Jasos’.

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“Hiding face is not Farz…But hiding arms is farz Irfan bhai... She’is hiding her face its good, may Allah bless her… But tell her to hide her arms too...” wrote a certain Kaashif Raza Khan.

A person named Abdullah Qureshy wrote, “Mashaa allah, esi baat nahi h ki islaam aap par laagu hota h, but aapaki chhavi ek sachche musalman ki h so pleaase bhabhi ko parde me rakho.” (Your image is that of a true Muslim, so please keep your wife in veil).

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Earlier, India pacer Mohammed Shami was also attacked by trolls on social media for posting a photo with his wife. He received support from several quarters back then, including Mohammed Kaif.

First Published: Jul 20, 2017 11:36 IST