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Irfan Pathan Posts Photo With Wife, Attracts Trolls By The Dozen

“It’s none of your business what they do,” read one of the few sane comments on the photo of Irfan and his wife.

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Irfan Pathan with wife Safa Baig. The couple wed in February. 
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“Tell her to cover her arms”

“Don’t apply nail polish”

“Please keep her in parda

These were some of the comments on Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan’s photograph with his wife Safa Baig, a model from Jeddah.

After fellow cricketers Mohammed Shami and Mohammad Kaif became targets online for posting "un-Islamic photos,” Pathan was trolled for posting a photo of his wife on Facebook on 18 July.

Take a look at some of the comments on the photograph:

Irfan Pathan Posts Photo With Wife, Attracts Trolls By The Dozen
Irfan Pathan Posts Photo With Wife, Attracts Trolls By The Dozen
Irfan Pathan Posts Photo With Wife, Attracts Trolls By The Dozen
Irfan Pathan Posts Photo With Wife, Attracts Trolls By The Dozen
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Some Tried To Be Rational

There were a set of people who tried to get the trolls to see reason.

Irfan Pathan Posts Photo With Wife, Attracts Trolls By The Dozen
Irfan Pathan Posts Photo With Wife, Attracts Trolls By The Dozen
Irfan Pathan Posts Photo With Wife, Attracts Trolls By The Dozen
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While Shami had shut the trolls up after his wife was targeted online, Pathan is yet to comment about the trolling.

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