Irfan Pathan Retires from all formats of cricket

India versatile Irfan Pathan said Saturday his retirement from all forms of cricket 19 years after making his first-class debut for Baroda in the Ranji Trophy season 2000-2001. Irfan, who last played a cricket competition match in February 2019 the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, announced his decision to retire in a broadcast on official Indian cricket broadcasters. Irfan presented in 29 trials (1105 points 100 and counters), 120 ODIs (1544 points and 173) and 24 counters T20 Internationals (172 points and 28) gates. It was part of the victorious Indian team at the World Twenty20 in 2007 and was the man-of-the-match in the final against Pakistan. Irfan was also a member of the ODI team India won the Champions Trophy in 2013.

Hat-trick Against Pakistan in 2006

There was a green grass, the conditions were overcast and India Irfan Pathan, who made the new ball conference so he left speechless Pakistan during the tour of India in 2006. Irfan became the second Indian after Harbhajan Singh to claim a test hat -tour. He removed Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yusuf in the first over of the match. Irfan finished with brilliant figures of 5 for 61. But surprisingly, India lost the match by 341 runs as the batsmen did not put up a good show.

Man of the Match in World T20 final in 2007

Between Yuvraj Singh and fireworks Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan’s performance in the World T20 in South Africa a little unnoticed. But he had a major role to play in India lift the first World Cup in 2007. In the T20 final against Pakistan, India could defend 157 mainly because of the brilliance of Irfan Pathan. Irfan RAN by Pakistan middle order including dangerous players like Shahid Afridi to help India seal a famous victory in Johannesburg by 5 runs. It was considered man of the match for his fate.

The comeback man

Irfan Pathan roared back to the Indian side after being ignored for more than a year, and before you knew it, he set up a match winning performance against Sri Lanka in the 5th ODI at Pallekele in 2012. The defense 294, Irfan first removed Sri opens – Sri Tilakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga – and then came back to run through the lower order to return with figures of 4 for 61. India won the match 20 tracks .

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