Irfan Pathan Names Son Imran Khan Pathan

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New Delhi: Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan, who last week became a proud father, has named his son Imran Khan Pathan and in a tweet said the name, was very close to the Pathan family’s hearts.

The Indian all-rounder tweeted a picture of his son’s hand and revealed the name on Monday. Many might think Irfan named his son after Pakistan’s legendary all-rounder Imran Khan but the Indian cricketer made no mention of it.

Irfan married Safa Baig, model from Jeddah, in a low-key affair in February and hosted the wedding ceremony in Mecca. Irfan had previously taken to Twitter to announce the arrival of his baby boy on December 20.

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Irfan has found it hard to make a comeback into the Indian cricket team since his last outing on October 2, 2012 in a T20I.

The 32-year-old was part of Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Rising Pune Supergiants in the last edition of the Indian Premier League. However, he failed to make the starting XI in most matches.

Despite being on the sidelines for a very long time, Irfan still hopes to wear the Indian colours soon. Irfan has played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and T20Is for Team India.