Irfan Phatan holds his wedding reception in Vadodara

Cricketer Irfan Pathan who tied the knot with Jeddah-based model Safa Baig in a private ceremony in Mecca last month, hosted a grand wedding reception in his hometown Vadodara on Tuesday evening, March 8.

Several of the Indian pacer’s friends and cricketers including former batsman VVS Laxman with his family, Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand, Piyush Chawla and the newly auctioned Mumbai Indians player from Baroda, Krunal Pandya.

Irfan’s former teammate and buddy Mohammad Kaif, with whom he had a humorous interaction on Twitter post his wedding earlier in February, was also present to wish him. Kaif sounded upset when Irfan announced about his marriage last month on the micro-blogging site with a picture of him with his newly-married wife.

“Entering probably the most beautiful phase of my life. We both wish to thank everyone for your wishes & #blessings,” Irfan had written with the picture. To this Kaif replied, “@IrfanPathan married? Kya bhai , now we will get this news via social media :) wish you both a great married life and lets meet :)”  

Robin Uthappa who got married the tennis player Sheethal Gautham earlier this month was also present at the reception. Irfan was the best man at Robin’s wedding held in Bangalore on March 3. Besides, cricketer R P Singh, Parthiv Patel and his wife Avni, Vinay Kumar, Parvez Rasoo and senior cricketer Kiran More also attended Irfan’s wedding reception.

‘Bigg Boss 9’ contestant and actress Yuvika Chaudhury, actor Mohit Malik and Juhi Chawla’s husband entrepreneur Jay Mehta were also present.