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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.  

Irfan Pathan Latest News & Articles

Virat Kohli's team is capable of winning the Test series in South Africa, says Irfan Pathan
Virat Kohli's team is capable of winning the Test series in South Africa, says Irfan Pathan
India have never won a Test series on South African soil thus far.
Irfan Pathan picks Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman as his favourite Indian batsmen
Irfan Pathan picks Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman as his favourite Indian batsmen
The left-arm pacer also reveals his most challenging opponents in the international arena.
5 of the most deadly overs bowled in cricket history
5 of the most deadly overs bowled in cricket history
Whether it's express speed or swing or deadly spin, there are bowlers who can turn the match around on its head in just the one over.
Shocked Irfan Pathan uncertain of his future in cricket
Shocked Irfan Pathan uncertain of his future in cricket
The former captain alleges ulterior motives behind Baroda's decision to drop him from the team.
This is very sad, very unfortunate, says former selector Kiran More on Irfan Pathan's snub
This is very sad, very unfortunate, says former selector Kiran More on Irfan Pathan's snub
Pathan also took to Twitter to express his disappointment over the turn of events.
Irfan Pathan dropped as Baroda's captain
Irfan Pathan dropped as Baroda's captain
Deepak Hooda has been appointed captain.
Who Said What: Cricketers wish Irfan Pathan on his birthday
Who Said What: Cricketers wish Irfan Pathan on his birthday
The Indian all-rounder turns 33 and wishes kept pouring in from all corners.
Irfan Pathan reveals how continuous cricket resulted in him being dropped from Indian team
Irfan Pathan reveals how continuous cricket resulted in him being dropped from Indian team
Irfan claims that he did not receive any help from those who were in power.
Inspired by Ashish Nehra, Irfan Pathan targets national comeback
Inspired by Ashish Nehra, Irfan Pathan targets national comeback
The experienced all-rounder is currently captaining Baroda in the Ranji Trophy.
2017-18 Ranji Trophy, Round 2: Ravindra Jadeja and Washington Sundar shine; Pathan brothers fail
2017-18 Ranji Trophy, Round 2: Ravindra Jadeja and Washington Sundar shine; Pathan brothers fail
A round-up of all the second round Ranji Trophy matches.
Pathans academy to provide coaching to underprivileged kids
Pathans academy to provide coaching to underprivileged kids
Mobile phone company OPPO is donating Rs 20 Lakhs to the academy for the scholarship purposes.
2017-18 Ranji Trophy: 5 best performers from the first round
2017-18 Ranji Trophy: 5 best performers from the first round
Yusuf Pathan was among the best performers in the first round.
Sportskeeda's Top 50 Indian Test cricketers of all-time (50-41)
Sportskeeda's Top 50 Indian Test cricketers of all-time (50-41)
Our exclusive series ranking the greatest players in Indian Test history.
The 5 best moments of Irfan Pathan's career
The 5 best moments of Irfan Pathan's career
A look at the positives from Irfan Pathan’s career.
10 Indian pacers who faded into obscurity
10 Indian pacers who faded into obscurity
For a long time, Indian cricket was in a loop of finding talented pacers and losing them to injuries. Some came back but others were lost.
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