Among the congratulations and pats on the back to ace cricketer Irfan Khan for having a heathy boy, a fan asked him not to name his son “Dawood ” or “Yakub”. Referring to well known Indian terrorists Dawood Ibrahim and Yakub Menon.
Dawood Ibrahim, is an indicted racketeer and terrorist--who has been a fugitive since 1993. He headed the Indian organised crime syndicate D-Company founded in Mumbai.Yakub Abdul Razak Memon was a terrorist who was convicted over his involvement in the 1993 Bombay bombings by Special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities court on 27 July 2007,He was hanged for his crimes on 30th July 2015
Such a suggestion by a fan was obviously prompted by Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s widely criticized decision to name their son Taimur, after one of the most feared invaders of the sub-continent.
Irfan being the world class sensation he is took the comment and gave even mightier reply-"Irrespective of what we name him, one thing's for sure. He'll make the nation proud, like his father and his uncle. (cricketer Yusuf Pathan)".
In the end he was even kind enough to add a hash tag “#withlove”, which showed that neither was he offended nor was the reply to be taken as a hard rebuke.
Later one the fan offered an apology to cricketer stating that he had not meant to offend, which the cricketer accepted.
Irfan Pathan has named his baby boy Imran Khan Pathan