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Irfan Pathan Biography & Latest News

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.  

Irfan Pathan Latest News & Articles

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IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar slams MS Dhoni for not handling Irfan Pathan properly Sunil Gavaskar also blamed MS Dhoni for his side's disastrous run.
IPL 2016: A contrasting seasons for the Pandya, Pathan brothers This season has been like chalk and cheese for Hardik and Krunal Pandya as well as for Irfan and Yusuf Pathan.
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