Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan is an Indian former cricketer who played all formats of the game. He was bowling all-rounder. He was a member of the India team that won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. During his early days, he was considered the next best all-rounder after Kapil Dev. Because of his all-round abilities, Irfan was selected for the T20 format and he played a most important vital part in India’s success at the 2007 World T20.

Irfan Pathan (Cricketer)
Real NameIrfan Khan Pathan
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Bowling All-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
Weightin Kilograms- 73 kg
in Pounds- 161 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 33 inches
- Biceps: 13.5 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 12 December 2003 vs Australia in Adelaide
ODI- 9 January 2004 vs Australia in Melbourne
T20- 1 December 2006 vs South Africa in Johannesburg
Coach/MentorDatta Gaekwad
Jersey Number#56 (India)
#56 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State TeamMiddlesex, Kings XI Punjab, India, Delhi Daredevils, India Blue, India A, Baroda, India Red, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings
Nature on fieldAggressive
Likes to play againstPakistan
Favourite BallIn Swing
Records (main ones)• Quickest Indian ODI player to get 100 wicket (in 59 matches)
• In 2003 Under - 19 World Cup, he took 9 wickets against Bangladesh and set a world record for the most wickets in an ODI.
• He took 3 important wickets in the first T20 World Cup final in South Africa against Pakistan, and was given the Man of the Match award.
Career Turning PointSelection in the Indian Test squad against Australia in 2003.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1984-10-27 00:00:00
Age (as in 2016)32 Years
Birth PlaceBaroda, Gujarat, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownBaroda, Gujarat, India
SchoolMES High School, Baroda
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather- Mehmood Khan Pathan
Mother- Samimbanu Pathan
Brother- Yusuf Pathan (Cricketer, Step-brother)
Sisters- Shagufta Pathan (Younger)
HobbiesPlaying cricket, table tennis and volleyball
ControversiesNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerBatsman: Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Hashim Amla, Viv Richards
Bowler: Wasim Akram, Dale Steyn
Favourite FoodBiryani, Paya, mixed veg., mango and methi keema
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan
Favourite ActressJuhi Chawla
Favourite FilmHera Pheri
Favourite SongTake my breath away - Top Gun
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsShivangi Dev,
Safa Baig (Model)
WifeSafa Baig (Model)
ChildrenSon- Imran Khan Pathan (born in 2016)
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known
Net Worth$3 million

Some lesser-known facts about Irfan Pathan

  • Does Irfan Pathan smoke? : No
  • Does Irfan Pathan drink alcohol? : Not Known
  • Irfan was seen as India’s next big all-rounder after Kapil Dev, after his impressive cricket debut.
  • He was just 19 years old when he was selected for the tour of Australia, and made his debut in the famous 2nd Test at Adelaide in 2003, where India won after 23 long years.
  • He took a hat-trick against Pakistan in the 3rd Test at Karachi in 2006.
  • He was Man of the Match in the final against Pakistan in the first T20 World Cup.
  • In 2004, he was named ICC Emerging Player of the Year.
  • In 2015,  he participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 but left the show in the midway to prepare for the Ranji Trophy season.
  • He grew up in a Mosque in Baroda.
  • Yusuf Pathan is his step-brother.
  • He and his brother have a cricket academy in Baroda called Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP).
  • Cricketer Robin Uthappa is his close friend.
  • His favorite cartoon character is Popeye.




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