Irfan Pathan is a young all rounder, who played for the Indian cricket team and is known for his deadly left arm fast medium bowling. He was a key member in the team, till he was forced to exit in 2006 due to a sudden decline in his form.
Marital Status: Single. He is in relationship with Shivangi Dev
Net Worth: $3 million
Irfan Pathan hails from a poor and conservative Muslim family from Baroda, Gujarat. His half brother Yusuf Pathan was also a member of the Indian cricket squad. Pathan was a part of Under-14 team of Baroda under the mentorship of former Indian captain Datta Gaekwad. He was compared with the great Pakistani bowler Wasim Akram for his excellence in swing and seam bowling. Despite his humble beginning, Pathan was able to make it big because of his talent and hard work.
Irfan Pathan made his international ODI debut in 2004 against Australia, at the age of 19 years and was named as the ICC Emerging Player of the Year in 2004. Besides his specialty in swing and seam bowling, Pathan improved his batting skills too, fulfilling the place of the all rounder much needed by the team. On some occasions, he was even sent as an opener in ODIs to accelerate the scoring rate. In 2005, he made a huge score of 93 against Sri Lanka in a test match at Delhi. He had been a part of Team India till 2006, after which he has been in and out of the team on a regular basis. He made a comeback in 2007 World Twenty20, where he became Man of the Match in the final against Pakistan. But Pathan could not continue his form in the ODI team and was dropped once again. He played his last test match in April 2008.