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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

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.
Rajeev Shukla's congratulatory post for Indian Women's Cricket team goes wrong, Twitteratti doesn't spare him
Rajeev Shukla's congratulatory post for Indian Women's Cricket team goes wrong, Twitteratti doesn't spare him
The IPL Chairman had a slip of words, using Champions Trophy instead of the World Cup.
5 potential biopics on Indian Cricketers
5 potential biopics on Indian Cricketers
Some stories are meant to inspire.
Irfan Pathan posts picture with wife, sparks outrage
Irfan Pathan posts picture with wife, sparks outrage
Mohammed Shami had to face the ire of religious fanatics when he posted a photograph of himself and his wife earlier as well.
MRF Pace Foundation: India's pace bowling breeding ground over the years
MRF Pace Foundation: India's pace bowling breeding ground over the years
The MRF Pace foundation has achieved several milestones in the past three decades.
MS Dhoni: The real untold story
MS Dhoni: The real untold story
MS Dhoni didn't just appear one day out of nowhere. The TRDW found him, groomed him and ensured he got a chance to play for his country.
Irfan Pathan speaks about his future plans; wants to be fit for the upcoming season
Irfan Pathan speaks about his future plans; wants to be fit for the upcoming season
The all-rounder also spoke about the importance of training.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Harbhajan Singh pays tribute to Yuvraj Singh ahead of semi-final
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Harbhajan Singh pays tribute to Yuvraj Singh ahead of semi-final
Harbhajan Singh and several other Indian players congratulate Yuvraj Singh's who is set to feature in his 300th game.
5 players who won the Champions Trophy without playing a single match
5 players who won the Champions Trophy without playing a single match
A number of famous names on this list including one of the finest batsmen of modern times.
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