Sunday, June 8, 2008

Irfan Pathan

Full Name: Irfan Khan Pathan
Born: October 27, 1984, Baroda, Gujarat
Major teams: India, Baroda, Middlesex
Batting style: Left-hand bat
Bowling style: Left-arm medium-fast

Achievements:First bowler to take a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match (first by an Indian in away match); ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2004 .In his short international career, Irfan Pathan has shown promise of becoming the world-class all-rounder India have been looking for since the great Kapil Dev.Pathan made his Test debut in Australia in 2003-04 following his impressive outing in the Under-19 Asian Championship in Pakistan. He quickly gained a reputation for providing India with vital breakthroughs and carried his good form to the subsequent VB ODI series as well, emerging as the highest wicket-taker.Pathan's ODI performance has been particularly outstanding, quite often making early inroads into opposition batting line-ups. The bulk of this early success can be attributed to the most lethal weapon in Pathan's armory-the inswinger that nips back into the right-hand batsman catching him plumb in front of the wicket. Pathan is also capable of reverse swinging the old ball.Apart from his bowling heroics, Pathan's more-than-useful batting skills have provided vital balance to the team. His first stint at No.3 position resulted in a spectacular 83 against Sri Lanka at Nagpur and since then, Pathan has made several useful knocks batting at the top order.Pathan became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match when he scalped three Pakistani batsmen in the first over of the Karachi Test against Pakistan in 2006. This was also the first hat trick by a paceman from India and the first hat trick for any Indian bowler in an away match.


chetna said...

no doubts IRFAN KHAN PATHAN is an up coming alrounder
love u IRFAN
love u A LOT

chetna said...

IRFAN PATHAN,no doubts is an allrounder but he has to work more hard on his bowling skils.Write now as he is not in the TEST TEAM on SRILANKA TOUR he'll have to perfprm much more efficiently to draw selector's attention.As a new breed of youngsters is coming up vigorously IRFAN'll have to be constant and consistent.I wish u all the luck IRFAN.

jaya said...

irfan is best................