Sportzhub’s tribute to Irfan Pathan on Retirement
Irfan Pathan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. For a brief period of time he threatened to be the next Kapil Dev with injuries and loss of form derailing him, but Irfan still provided many quite a few moments for Indian fans to cherish. We look at some of the records held by one of India’s successful all-rounders.
Hat-trick against Pakistan in Karachi in the first over itself.
- Pathan was the 2nd Indian to take a hat-trick in Tests.
- It was the 1st hat-trick by an Indian pacer in tests.
Here is the list.
|Hat-trick by INDIANS in Tests|
Irfan Pathan is the 3rd quickest Indian bowler to take 100 ODI wickets in terms of matches.
|Quickest to 100 ODI wickets in terms of matches|
|Mohammed Shami (INDIA)||v New Zealand||Napier||23 January 2019||56|
|JJ Bumrah (INDIA)||v Sri Lanka||Leeds||06 July 2019||57|
|IK Pathan (INDIA)||v Pakistan||Abu Dhabi||19 April 2006||59|
Pathan holds the record for being the youngest Indian to take a 5-for in ODIs.
|Youngest INDIAN to take a 5-for in ODIs|
|IK Pathan||20y 306d||5/27||v Zimbabwe||Harare||29 August 2005|
|Harbhajan Singh||21y 215d||5/43||v England||Mumbai||03 February 2002|
|A Kumble||23y 41d||6/12||v West Indies||Kolkata||27 November 1993|
Irfan with his swing and pace on the decline was used in the middle overs and the junior Pathan made the difference in the final taking 3-16. He was named the Man-of the match in the finals of the inaugural ICC World T20 cup, playing a pivotal role in India’s triumph.
Some more memorable moments include his Man of the Match performance in WACA, him opening the batting and bowling against Sri-Lanka in tests.