New Delhi: Cricketer Irfan Pathan married Safa Baig on Thurday at Haram Shareef in the holy city of Mecca without any fanfare.
According to a report in the Times of India, they met two years back in Dubai and got recently engaged.
A series of Indian cricketers have tied the nuptial knots of late. The list includes Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ajinkya Rahane and Varun Aaron.
Next in line are Yuvraj Singh, Mohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja who recently got engaged to their respective partners.
Pathan's wedding was a low-key affair and the fact it happened outside the country meant the national media did not have any updates regarding the same.
In fact, the news came as a surprise to cricket fans when it first surfaced in the media on Friday.
As the all-rounder enters the next phase of his life, here are six interesting facts about his lady love.
Safa was brought up in Jeddah’s Aziziyah district.
Mirza Farooq Baig is the name of her father. She has four sisters.
She studied at the International Indian School in Jeddah.
Safa now works for a PR firm in Jeddah.
She has been a professional model before.
The 21-year-old is also a well known nail artist.