Irfan Pathan is the only bowler to take a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match. Trevor Byers Cricket 2,031,966 views

Log In Dinesh Karthik hits 22 runs off Rubel Hossain - 19th over of Nidahas Trophy Final - Duration: 5:49. Irfan Pathan is regarded as one of the finest all-rounders India has produced. Pathan revealed that he sledged Akhtar and manipulated him into bowling bouncers. Irfan Pathan However, a fan, while responding to Pathan’s reply, opined that the reason behind the all-rounder’s oust Team India was his poor bowling performance. However, things took a turn for the worse when a fan posted that Pathan being wicketless in that particular Test was one of the reasons for him being dropped from the team. All thanks to his mesmerizing bowling spells that not just he became a World T20 champion but also went on to become a cult hero for the youngsters. 65 VS PAK 1ST ODI 2006 - Duration: 6:47. Sri Lanka Cricket Recommended for you (Express Archive) Former India pacer Irfan Pathan reckons that the ban on using saliva for shining the ball is a significant blow to bowlers, and authorities should ensure preparation of bowling-friendly Test wickets to prevent complete domination of the game by the batsmen..

Pathan took 10 wickets at an average of 16.10 at an economy rate of 5.03 in four matches.

Back in 2006, Irfan was on the sidelines of the Indian Test team. On January 29, he created history by picking up a hat-trick against Pakistan in the very first over of the match.
Irfan Pathan. Irfan Pathan shed light on an incident from India’s tour of Pakistan in 2006, where he teamed up with MS Dhoni and tricked Shoaib Akhtar into bowling short, something that helped the duo negate the reverse swing.

And when we think of India’s bowling performances in Test cricket, one name that unforgettably comes to mind is that of Irfan Pathan. Irfan Pathan had a stellar start to his international career in 2003. “I think your bowling is reason of you getting dropped not your batting,” the fan wrote. Raina revealed how Pathan was compared to Wasim Akram because of similar bowling style and looks. Some bowling unit that. His performance helped India inflict all out on host Zimbabwe for a low total of 65 runs. — Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 16, 2020. irfan pathan is an indian cricketer #irfanpathan #bowling #indiancricketteam #ipl.

The speedster instantly made a mark with his swing bowling in Australia and backed it up with sparkling performances in the 2004 tour of Pakistan. However, in social media platforms, there is always one such response which spoils the mood, and it came in the reply section of Irfan’s tweet – when a fan said that the reason behind the former all-rounder’s exclusion from the Indian team was his poor bowling performance. Irfan Pathan said bowler friendly pitches needed during saliva ban Saliva ban will affect bowlers a lot in Test matches: Pathan Former India pacer Irfan Pathan reckons that the ban on using saliva for shining the ball is a significant blow to bowlers and authorities should ensure preparation of bowling-friendly Test wickets to prevent complete domination of the game by the batsmen. His best performance in the series was a five-wicket haul of 5 for 27, which turned out to be his best ever ODI and this performance of his is at number 5 in the list of top 5 bowling spells by Irfan Pathan.