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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.  

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Irfan Pathan made captain, Yusuf Pathan dropped for Vijay Hazare Trophy
Irfan Pathan made captain, Yusuf Pathan dropped for Vijay Hazare Trophy
Yusuf Pathan and Munaf Patel were dropped from the Baroda team for the Vijay Hazare Trophy owing to poor form
'Cricket Academy of Pathans' partners with PitchVision Cricket
'Cricket Academy of Pathans' partners with PitchVision Cricket
Academy will be powered by PitchVisions state of the art cricket coaching technology.
List of unsold players in IPL Auction 2017
List of unsold players in IPL Auction 2017
Only 66 players were sold in the auction, which meant several stars went unsold.
Irfan Pathan sends out heartfelt message to fans after IPL snub
Irfan Pathan sends out heartfelt message to fans after IPL snub
The World T20 winner, despite having featured in 102 IPL games, found no takers in the 2017 auctions.
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5 Australian greats who made their Test debuts against India
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2017 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Day 4 Round-up: East Zone inch closer to the title
2017 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Day 4 Round-up: East Zone inch closer to the title
Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary and Irfan Pathan were the stars of the show on day 4 of the tournament.
A tribute to Saint Valentine: Tied ODI between India & Sri Lanka
A tribute to Saint Valentine: Tied ODI between India & Sri Lanka
Remembering the tied ODI match played between India & Sri Lanka at the Adelaide Oval in 2012
It’s unfortunate to be dubbed as an IPL to IPL player, says Irfan Pathan
It’s unfortunate to be dubbed as an IPL to IPL player, says Irfan Pathan
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Day 2 Round-up: Gautam Gambhir’s fifty goes in vain
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Day 2 Round-up: Gautam Gambhir’s fifty goes in vain
A round-up of the Inter-Zonal action between Central, West, North and East Zones.
Irfan Pathan gives befitting reply to Pakistani girl on odd question
Irfan Pathan gives befitting reply to Pakistani girl on odd question
Pathan also revealed that receiving the India cap from former captain Sourav Ganguly is his most memorable moment from his career.
Top five highest scores by India in Tests vs Bangladesh
Top five highest scores by India in Tests vs Bangladesh
India and Bangladesh have played each other only nine times. Yet, India has managed to score over 500 more than 5 times.
Indian batsmen face Aniket Chaudhary to counter Mitchell Starc threat
Indian batsmen face Aniket Chaudhary to counter Mitchell Starc threat
Virat Kohli and co. are leaving no stones unturned.
IPL auction 2017: 5 potential biggest buys in the auction
IPL auction 2017: 5 potential biggest buys in the auction
The 2017 IPL auction will take place in Bangalore on February 20.
Inter-Zonal T20 tournament, day 7 – round-up: Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan fifties in vain
Inter-Zonal T20 tournament, day 7 – round-up: Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan fifties in vain
Here is a quick recap of all the action from day 7 of the Inter-Zonal T20 tournament.
IPL auction 2017: Ishant Sharma could be the solution to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s fast bowling woes
IPL auction 2017: Ishant Sharma could be the solution to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s fast bowling woes
Ishant Sharma is a player who can spearhead Royal Challengers Bangalore's fast bowling department.
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