Write an Article

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

5 bowling records of Harbhajan Singh that we should know
5 bowlers who were dominant for a short span of time
India vs Zimbabwe 2016: A facile series win - Did we really achieve anything?
IPL 2016: 5 reasons why Rising Pune Supergiants have failed this season
IPL 2016: MS Dhoni blasts 23 off the final over to guide RPS to 4-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab
RPS vs KXIP, IPL 2016 Results, Match Highlights & Updated Points Table
IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar slams MS Dhoni for not handling Irfan Pathan properly
IPL 2016: A contrasting seasons for the Pandya, Pathan brothers
Virender Sehwag's funny retweet on Irfan Pathan's playing chances under MS Dhoni
IPL 2016, RPS vs DD Match 49 Preview: Can the Daredevils hold their nerves to reach the top 4?
IPL 2016: 5 players on the bench who could be superstars in other teams
Irfan Pathan's sacrifice for MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir shows he has the Pune captain's number
IPL 2016: 5 domestic performers who have hardly got a chance this year
DD vs RPS Match Prediction: Who will win the match between Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Match 33
Yusuf Pathan blessed with second child