Irfan Pathan Wins Hearts by Donating Food
In a fine move, Irfan Pathan, a former Indian bowler, donating food to the needy on Monday with his father. The versatile veteran continues to be a cult hero of Indian cricket. Statistics may not do Pathan’s exploits in international cricket justice, but the former Baroda star has carved out a place for himself among the cricket-obsessed country’s fans.
Irfan Pathan put his name in Indian cricket folklore when he scored a sensational hat-trick against Pakistan in their court in 2004. Irfan Pathan made his test debut at 19 in 2003 and immediately impressed with his swing. Deliveries. Who can forget his exploits during his first ODI series in Australia, where he was the leading wicket-taker with 16 wickets? It was a series of three with Zimbabwe being the other participants.
In 2004, he helped India to its first series victory over Pakistan in two decades. It was the same tour where he became the first Indian coach to win a Test hat trick. His successful international career led him to be named CCI’s Player of the Year in 2004. Over time, Pathan became a regular on the Indian team, regardless of its formats.
Over time, he also improved his hitting by leaps and bounds and began to make comparisons with the legendary Kapil Dev. Irfan Pathan was declared man of the match for his 3-for-16 spell at the 2007 T20 World Cup final, helping India defeat arch-rival Pakistan. But his form and injuries quickly caused him to lose his place in the team. He made a comeback several times but didn’t manage to take off.
Last year, he also ended his association with his state-owned Baroda party to join Jammu and Kashmir. The left-hander now rarely makes the news of his cricket exploits. But he continues to be a fan favorite. And his last act will inspire his fans even more to love him.
Giving is a way of life.Those words has been given inherent to me by my father ever since when he use to earn 3500 rupees a month aftr wrking 14 hours a day.Even thn Abba used to always do d charity in his little way even now it goes on.Blessed to have a father like him 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Oszeo71YKs
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 9, 2019