In recent times, one of the most debated topics has been of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s baby Taimur Ali Khan, who was named after a king named Taimur, who didn’t have a great image in the history books. Social media users criticized Saif and Kareena quite badly, to which they got fitting replies from Rishi Kapoor. Now, Irfan Pathan too is under the scrutiny.

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On the flip side, this controversy also had an impact on a cricketer, who recently became father. Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan was blessed with a baby boy on the 19th December. Completely out of the blue, some fan tweeted Irfan Pathan, requesting him not to name his son Daud (Dawood), which indirectly was targeting Taimur Ali Khan.

To which, Irfan Pathan gave a fitting reply. His tweet suggested that whatever might be his name, he will work as hard as he can to keep the Indian flag flying high, just the way his father and uncle (Yusuf Pathan) did.

Post all that, Irfan Pathan named that his baby’s name will be Imran Khan Pathan, a name which is very close their hearts and family.

People from across the sporting fraternity and all the people who admire him tweeted their best wishes. But few had some doubts in their minds, if Imran Khan Pathan was named after theĀ former Pakistani captain and the legendary Imran Khan.


People had this doubt since the name was not just Imran Pathan, it was clearly mentioned that his name is Imran Khan Pathan. Irfan Pathan has not yet reacted to this but it will be interesting to see how he responds to these conjectures.