Irfan Pathan, Emerging player of the year award holder has step into International side when was 19 years old. He was the core member of Indian team. His early life history, records & achievements specially hat trick he made & in return awards he got will be discuss in the article.
Irfan Pathan Life History
We will take start with the early life history of Irfan Pathan & then will discuss his achievements especially hat trick, & much latest news about Pathan. Irfan Pathan was born on 27 October, 1984 in Gujrat India. He belongs to Pathan community. His father wanted him to be Islamic scholar but Pathan & his brother had got a big interest towards cricket. In the opening days, Pathan was not even able to bowl the ball to the other end of the pitch. Pathan was selected for U-15 tournament to represent Baroda in the national tournament. In 2000, Pathan was selected for Indian U-15 cricket team which is a big achievement in his life history. Pathan presented well performance during that series & was selected for U-19 in 2001. Irfan usually bowls more than 20 overs in an innings which shows his interest & devotion towards the game of cricket.
Irfan Pathan Seniority Beginning
Pathan was selected for U-19 International World Cup 2002 which was held in New Zealand which is a big life award for him. He took 6 wickets with an average of 27.50 & also scored 30 runs with an average of 15. Pathan made his International debut in 2003 against Australia in 2003 in Oval. He was given the responsibility of starting the bowling for Indian team after the injury of Zaheer Khan. Pathan gave 160 runs with an average of 5 but took wicket of Mathew Hayden. In the 4th Test match, he took 2 wickets for 80 runs. That include Steve Waugh & Adam Gilchrist which is a big achievement. He started the inning as an opening bowler in 2004 for the series against Pakistan. He took 12 wickets & helped his team to won the series. Pathan was the leading wicket taker in 2004 Asia Cup where he took 14 wickets with an average of 16.28.
Irfan Pathan Current News IPL 2017
Irfan Pathan is one of the famous cricketers who have been left out from IPL 2017. In the auction of IPL 2017, the base price for Pathan was 50 Lakh & from the very beginning, it was expected that the base price will go high & it will circulate between certain franchise but it was seen at last that majority of them have given preference to youngsters. Pathan had also written a letter for all his fans after being rejected from IPL 2017 edition. Pathan showed a great optimism in that & presented his feeling after being rejected from IPL.
Irfan Pathan personal life & Marriage
Irfan Pathan was married to Safa Baig in 2016. Safa Baig is the daughter of Mirza Farooq Baig.
Irfan Pathan Records, Awards, & Achievements
Irfan Pathan remained an icon player for Indian cricket team. He always gave a good start with bowl. He has got several life awards & achievements including hat tricks which are listed below.
- Pathan holds the world record for being the fastest player to score 1000 runs & got 100 wickets.
- Irfan pathan has got life achievement of getting 100 wickets in his 59th ODI match. He is the fastest Indian bowler to do so.
- For his brilliant performance, Pathan has been called as the emerging player of the year 2004 by ICC.
- Pathan has two times got man of the match award. First time he got this award was against Pakistan in 2007 where he took 3 wickets for 16 runs.
- Irfan Pathan grabbed Man of the Match award four times in Test cricket. Last time, he got this award was in 2008 against Australia.
- Pathan has 7 times got man of the match award in ODI format of the game.