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Irfan Pathan Biography

Irfan Khan Pathan is an Indian cricketer who made his debut for India in late-2003. He was a core member of the national team until a decline in form set in during 2006, forcing him out of the team. Beginning his career as a left-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Irfan Pathan broke into the national team soon after turning 19, and evoked comparisons with Pakistan's Wasim Akram. He is currently the 8th highest wicket taker for India in the ODIs and highest wicket taker in the Twenty20 Internationals. He was named by the International Cricket Council as the 2004 Emerging Player of the Year. The bowler improved his batting skills to become a bowling all-rounder, soon after Australian Greg Chappell, one of the leading batsmen of his time, became India's coach and identified Pathan's batting potential. He opened the batting on many occasions in ODIs and scored 93 in a Test match. He made three scores beyond 80 in the space of four Test innings. He rose to No. 2 in the ICC's ODI rankings for all-rounders and was also in the top five in the Test rankings, inviting comparisons with former Indian pace bowling allrounder Kapil Dev. In early 2006, Irfan Pathan became the only bowler to take a Test hat-trick in the first over of the match. He returned to international cricket in September 2007 for the inaugural World Twenty20, where he took three wickets and was man of the match as India beat Pakistan in the final. In late-2007 Pathan was also recalled into the Test team after 19 months and hit his maiden Test century. He impressed during the 2011-12 Ranji Trophy, where he was the leading wicket-taker, and his performances earned him a recall to the national side again.  

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SK Flashback: MS Dhoni tears Pakistan apart with his maiden Test century
SK Flashback: MS Dhoni tears Pakistan apart with his maiden Test century
Revisiting Dhoni's match-saving, counter-attacking 148 in Faisalabad.
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Perth in 2008
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Perth in 2008
Prior to the 2008 Test at Perth, Australia hadn't lost at the venue since February 1997.
5 promising Indian cricketers whose career faded away
5 promising Indian cricketers whose career faded away
The list includes a spinner who played his last Test at the age of 20 and a batsman who averaged nearly 70 in f-c but played just one Test.
Cricketing fraternity wishes Rahul Dravid a Very Happy Birthday
Cricketing fraternity wishes Rahul Dravid a Very Happy Birthday
Dravid turned 44 on Wednesday.
5 famous Indian cricketers whose career might end in 2017
5 famous Indian cricketers whose career might end in 2017
Here are five players who might well call it a day from international cricket this year.
Irfan Pathan replies to a fan who asked him not to name his son 'Daud' or 'Yakub'
Irfan Pathan replies to a fan who asked him not to name his son 'Daud' or 'Yakub'
After Irfan Pathan's bold reply, the Twitter user apologised the left-arm pacer for his statement.
Irfan Pathan names his son Imran Khan Pathan
Irfan Pathan names his son Imran Khan Pathan
The 32-year old all rounder became a father on the 19th of December.
SK Flashback: Ajit Agarkar's magical spell leads India to a famous victory in Adelaide
SK Flashback: Ajit Agarkar's magical spell leads India to a famous victory in Adelaide
Reliving India's memorable Test triumph against the all-conquering Australian team.
Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Ninth Round Day 3 Round-up: Reigning champions Mumbai made to follow-on
Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Ninth Round Day 3 Round-up: Reigning champions Mumbai made to follow-on
Tamil Nadu are through to the quarter-final while Karnataka finished the group stage
Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Ninth Round Day 2 Round-up: Abhinav Mukund, Kuldeep Yadav shine
Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Ninth Round Day 2 Round-up: Abhinav Mukund, Kuldeep Yadav shine
Abhinav Mukund, Irfan Pathan and Kuldeep Yadav, who were all overlooked, all had a memorable day.
5 cricketers who might never make a comeback to Indian team
5 cricketers who might never make a comeback to Indian team
The careers of these players might just be over.
Reverse Swing vs Conventional Swing
Reverse Swing vs Conventional Swing
It is quite fascinating to see how some bowlers can make the ball deviate in the air with special skills.
Deepak Hooda runs out of partners on 293*, climbs to top of 2016/17 Ranji Trophy run scorers list
Deepak Hooda runs out of partners on 293*, climbs to top of 2016/17 Ranji Trophy run scorers list
There has only been one score in the 290s in Test cricket - Don Bradman's 299* vs South Africa, when the last man had been run out.
Who Said What: World wishes Irfan Pathan, David Warner and Kumar Sangakkara on their birthday
Who Said What: World wishes Irfan Pathan, David Warner and Kumar Sangakkara on their birthday
Wishes poured in for the trio of Irfan Pathan, David Warner and Kumar Sangakkara on the occasion of their birthday.
India's ODI XI in MS Dhoni's debut match: Where are they now?
India's ODI XI in MS Dhoni's debut match: Where are they now?
A look at the whereabouts of MS Dhoni's teammates from his debut international game.
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