Irfan Pathan

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In the 2012 CB series, Suresh Raina gets hold of the ball hit by David Warner and ends up colliding with Irfan Pathan as the duo ran towards each othe ...
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You would have rarely seen an Indian bowler bowling reverse swinging inswingers except for Zaheer Khan a few years ago. Irfan Pathan was one of the b ...
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There is a reason why Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is players’ favourite. He is never animated, doesn’t put pressure on players or ...
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Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS): Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 142 for eight in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at ...
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Mohammed Shami Dear Shami, First of all, congratulations on your first full season, and a great one at that, in Indian colours. In the last few tour ...
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Irfan Pathan cannot contain his excitement after getting rid of Kieron Pollard Left-arm seamer Irfan Pathan says that the words from his team ment ...
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Aaron Finch (L) and David Warner – can they deliver? The nationalities shall mingle, the nights shall sparkle. The serials will go to the back ...
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FILE PHOTO: Irfan Pathan took 3 wickets and scored an unbeaten 21 whereas Yusuf Pathan finished off the match with a boundary and a six Baroda regi ...
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BIO: 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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