Facts You Don’t Know About Irfan Pathan

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Facts You Don’t Know About Irfan Pathan:

Hat-Trick Hero:

Irfan was under a lot of pressure before the 2005-06 Pakistan tour. Two high-scoring draws in Lahore and Faisalabad meant that neither side took many wickets. However, the third match in Karachi was played on a completely different surface. Irfan found something for himself in the pitch from the very beginning and took a hat-trick in the very first over of the match. On the fourth ball of the match, he got Salman Butt caught by Rahul Dravid at first slip and then Younis Khan was LBW and Mohammad Yusuf was bowled out.

Charitable interest:

Irfan and his brother Yusuf used to help their father in the mosque. Even before going on Pakistan tour, he had cleaned the water tank. After achieving success, he continuously contributed to charity, distributing alms to widows and children. He also donated the earnings from a reality show to a cricket foundation. In 2007, four years after Irfan’s Test debut, the brothers formed the Mahmood Pathan Charitable Trust.

Major Term:

He plays for Baroda in Ranji Trophy. In the Indian Premier League, Pathan has played for many teams. He played for Kings XI Punjab from the inaugural edition till 2010. Later, he played for Delhi Daredevils from 2011 to 2013. In the year 2014, he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was selected by Chennai Super Kings for the 2015 edition and was with Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Indian Cricket Lost Talent:

Irfan Pathan, along with players like Vinod Kambli and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, was included in the list of “India’s lost boys” by Shashi Tharoor. His international career has been hampered by frequent injuries.

Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP):

The Pathan brothers launched the Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) in 2014. The aim of the academy is to help budding cricketers and give back to the game. The academy will have the necessary facilities to help in building a cricket career, such as psychologists, nutritionists and much more.

First Kit:

He was selected for the Baroda Under-15 team in a national tournament. It was only after this that the left-hander was finally presented with a complete set of cricket equipment. Before that day, he was limited to second-hand cricket gear due to his family’s limited financial conditions.

All Rounder Performance:

One of Irfan’s finest all-round performances was in India’s prestigious win in Perth in 2008. He scored 28 runs in India’s first innings total of 330 and then dismissed Chris Rogers and Phil Jacques before being promoted to No. 3 in the second innings. Scored 46 runs against Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Tait and Stuart Clark. After this Irfan took three more wickets in the second innings and India won by 72 runs.

International debut:

Although it was a proud moment for the Pathan family that both brothers were playing the final, the icing on the cake was that Irfan’s spell of 4-0-16-3 earned him the Man of the Match award in the final. His wickets include captain Shoaib Malik 8 runs, Shahid Afridi 15 runs and Yasir Arafat 15 runs.

Galli Ka Spearhead:

A famous incident in Pathan’s career was when Pakistan coach Javed Miandad said that Irfan is a ‘street leader’ and that bowlers like him play in every street of Pakistan after comparing him and Wasim Akram, which led to some discussion in the media. There was a commotion.

Memorable Performanec:

After spending some time out of the national team, he fought hard and made a comeback during the 2007 World T20, where he was man of the match in the final against Pakistan and played a key role in the team’s ultimate success.

Telly Debut:

He was the first wild card entry contestant in the dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded”. He later opted out of the competition as he wanted to focus on cricket and the upcoming Ranji Trophy.

IPL Traveller:

Irfan has played for four IPL teams: Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Daredevils (DD), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS).

Irfan Pathan Family:

Irrfan and his elder half-brother Yusuf were brought up near a mosque in Vadodara. The family was not very well off, but they were very close to each other. Irfan said in an interview to CricketCountry, “Our father used to say that he is very lucky. But we say that we are very lucky to have such parents. We never complained. Whatever situation we were in, our father never denied us anything. We were quite satisfied. But, our father was one step ahead and provided everything for us.”


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