New Delhi. Whether winning the Player of the Match award in the final of the T20 World Cup or a hat-trick in the very first over of a Test match, there are many reasons that make Irfan Pathan India’s greatest after Kapil Dev. Makes all-rounders. There are many such records in Indian cricket, which only a few players have been able to achieve and incidentally Irfan Pathan Birthday is one. Born in Baroda, this player is celebrating his 38th birthday today (27 September). On this occasion, he has received an influx of congratulations.
Irfan Pathan. The whole world salutes the talent of this Indian cricketer. It is said that in cradle of the feet of Poot. When Irfan Pathan was playing Under-19 cricket against Pakistan, Sourav Ganguly’s eyes fell on his game. Now there is no need to say what Sourav would have done. The current BCCI President used to be the captain of Team India at that time. He talked to the selectors of the team and within a few days Irfan Pathan reached Australia from Pakistan. Became a member of Team India from the Under-19 team.
Irfan fulfills the lack of Kapil Dev
After the entry of Irfan Pathan, the deficiency of the Indian team was filled, which was born after the retirement of Kapil Dev. A bowler who used to bowl swing and seam and had the ability to bowl the first over. It is good to get him to bat in any order. However, be it the pressure of expectations or the frequent manipulation of his batting order, Irfan could not prolong his career according to his talent. But there is no doubt that he is India’s best pace all-rounder after Kapil Dev.
pakistan dear rival
When Sourav Ganguly called Irfan from Pakistan to Australia, he was in the news for taking 9 wickets against Bangladesh youth team. Incidentally, Irfan Pathan’s best performance also came against this Pakistan. Not once, but again and again. He took a hat-trick in the very first over on his soil in the Test match against Pakistan in 2005. Two years later, he gave his best performance in a T20 match when India needed it the most. This match was the final of the first T20 World Cup played in South Africa. Irfan Pathan took 3 wickets for just 16 runs in this match and was adjudged the player of the match.
Irfan was included in India’s BEST 3
Irfan Pathan’s name comes again and again in that list, which can be the dream of any cricketer. Such as the Player of the Match award in the World Cup final. Only three Indian cricketers have won this award and Irfan is also one of them. The remaining two names are Mohinder Amarnath and MS Dhoni. Similarly, only three bowlers have taken hat-tricks in Test matches and Irfan is also included in them. The first Indian name in this list is Harbhajan Singh and the last name is Jasprit Bumrah.
Experiments like opening in test match spoiled career
Irfan, who started his journey under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly and showed his best under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, Anil Kumble, could not stretch his career long. There are considered to be two main reasons for this. His first injury. When he returned to Team India after injury recovery, he did not have the pace that it used to be. Due to the low speed, his swing was also not as lethal. The second reason was tampering with his batting order. Since the time of coach Greg Chappell, he was repeatedly sent to number three. Even the opening was done in the test match. This expectation was high from the specialist bowler. When he failed in batting, it also started affecting his bowling.
Life should not be long, it should be long
It is said that life should not be long, it should be long. On the career of Irfan Pathan, this thing holds true for 16 annas. Irfan Pathan’s career did not last very long. He played 120 ODIs, 29 Tests and 24 T20 Internationals. In this, a total of 301 wickets were taken and 2821 runs were scored. Among the fast bowling Indian cricketers, only Kapil Dev’s performance is better than this. Obviously, Irfan Pathan can be proud of his figures throughout his life. Happy Birthday Irfan Pathan (Happy Birthday Irfan Pathan).