India cricket team all-rounder Irfan Pathan declared today (on Saturday) he will be retiring from professional cricket immediately.
Irfan Pathan, who made his international debut in 2003, played cricket for 1.6 decades. Irfan played cricket before February 2019 despite not featuring in a global fixture because of 2012.
Irfan Pathan Highlights
- Irfan Pathan played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20s for India.
- Irfan Pathan took 100 wickets in Tests, 173 wickets in ODIs and 28 wickets in T20Is.
- Irfan Pathan is the only bowler to take a hat-trick on the 1st over of a Test match, till today.
“I’m announcing retirement from all forms of cricket. I’ve been blessed to share the room. I’m calling time on my livelihood,” Irfan Pathan said.
“I want to thank my family for supplying much-needed support. I’d love to thank my lovers. They have expected for my recovery. Their service has kept me moving.”
A stunning hat-trick from Pakistan at Karachi
Irfan Pathan grabbed the world’s eye with his ability and made his debut against Australia. Pathan captured the wicket of Matthew Hayden in his very first outing as India went on to clinch a triumph.
Irfan became the Indian bowler when he achieved the feat in a Test match against Pakistan at Karachi in 28, to get an Evaluation hat-trick. Pathan became the only bowler to get a hat-trick from the 1st and removed Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf.
Irfan was the Man of the Match at the T20 World Cup in 2007. He’d picked up 3 wickets in 4 overs, conceding just 16 runs.
Irfan Pathan’s only hundred came from Pakistan when he attained the markers against the arch-rivals of India at Bengaluru in 2007.
Continuous injuries didn’t permit him to turn into the bowler the entire world wanted him to become, while Irfan capability was regarded to India’s equilibrium.
Will keep leading to Indian cricket: Irfan
“I will keep leading to Indian cricket, but it’s always better if somebody else takes my place at cricket. There are a whole lot of different things in store for me personally and that I keep focusing on these,” Pathan informed Star Sports on Saturday.
“In national cricket, also, I’ve been a part of Jammu and Kashmir cricket and following last year, I thought what is the motivation to perform with any more?”
Irfan Pathan’s final outing was for Jammu and Kashmir on February 27, 2019 at a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 championship against Kerala.
Since Irfan Pathan was occupied with function and comment stints as an analyst with tv broadcasters. In April Jammu and Kashmir Ranji Trophy group was combined by Irfan Pathan.
Irfan Pathan, who won the T20 World Cup in 2007 with India, represented the senior team in 120 ODIs 29 Tests and 24 T20Is. The all-rounder scored over 2500 runs and picked up 301 wickets.