India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Tuesday tweeted a photo with his wife but exercised care by writing a caveat fearing a potential backlash from the fundamentalist Muslims.
Pathan’s tweet said, “Kuch to log kahenge logo ka kaam hai kehna but always #love #travel (People will say something as commenting on on others is their pastime.”
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 17, 2017
Pathan’s fears emanated from the trolling of the Indian fast bowler, Mohammad Shami, who was condemned by fundamentalists for posting an ‘inappropriate’ photo with his wife.
Pathan had posted the photo first on Facebook, where he faced incessant trolling. That explained his caveat on Twitter when he posted the same photo on the microblogging site.
One user on Facebook advised him to avoid ‘nail polish’ for his wife as it was ‘not good’ according to Islam.
Other user Akshay Kalyan said that the ‘the way your wife is dressed is shameful.’
Md Jahangir Alam wrote that Pathan being a ‘wide’ man should not have posted his wife’s photo on social media.
Whilst some Msulim users targeted Pathan too but an overwhelming majority of them came to his support.
— Rifat Jawaid (@RifatJawaid) July 18, 2017
Allah Aapko hamesha khush rakhe.Trolls r scums ignore them What she wears is her prerogative.Not even Irfan has d right to decide for her https://t.co/92Qv3SrrnS
— shahid siddiqui (@shahid_siddiqui) July 18, 2017
Logo pe gaur naa hi kare to better hai sir… God bless u.
— Shrivardhan Dixit (@shrivardhand) July 18, 2017
Beautiful pic!! Stay blessed forever… At last tweet from you after so long. See had told you na your wife will come back soon 😁
— Nazlee Khan (@KhanNazlee) July 17, 2017
Waisy Irfan ji face toh dekh sakte hai na? Kya face Dekha bhi gunnah hote hai?? Plz reply
— Kohliza❤️ (@imeliza10) July 17, 2017