Irfan Khan Pathan
(Indian Cricketer)

Irfan Pathan
Nickname:Batati, Guddu
Profession:Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography:NA
Biopic:NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):6’0″
Weight (approx.):73 Kg
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Black
Tattoos:No
Personal Life
Date of Birth:27 October 1984
Age (as on 2018):34 years
Birth Place:Baroda, Gujarat
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Scorpio
Nationality:Indian
School:MES High School, Baroda
College:NA
Educational Qualifications:NA
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Family
Father:Mehmood Khan Pathan
Mother:Samimbanu Pathan

Sister:Shagufta Pathan (Younger)
Brother:Yusuf Pathan (Step-brother)

Coach/Mentor:Datta Gaekwad

 

Religion:Muslim
Address:Single-storey duplex at Haji Duplex in Tandalja, Vadodara
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:12 December 2003 v Australia
ODI:9 January 2004 v Australia

 

Jersey Number:56 (India), 56 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State Team:Baroda, Middlesex, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings
Nature on field:Aggressive
Likes to play against:Pakistan
Records
  • Quickest Indian to 100 ODI wickets
  • Pathan holds the World record for the double – 1000 runs and 100 wickets in the quickest time in an ODI career. It took him 1059 days to achieve the feat.
  • Took record 9 wickets in a match in Under-19 World Cup in 2003.
Career Turning Point:
  • Selection in the National Test team against Australia (2003)
Preferences
Hobbies:Playing Table Tennis and Volleyball
Favourite Batsmen:Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Vivian RIchards, Hashim Amla
Favourite Bowlers:Wasim Akram and Dale Steyn
Favourite Cricket Ground:NA
Favourite sports personalities:NA
Favourite Food:Biryani, Methi Keema, Mixed Vegetable, Paya and Mango
Favourite Actors:Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Juhi Chawla
Favourite Films:Hera Pheri
Favourite Musicians/Singers:NA
Favourite Destinations:NA
Smoking/Alcohol:No/Yes
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:C200 Mercedes
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:Shivangi Dev

Wife/Spouse:Safa Baig (Model)

Marriage Date:NA
Children:Imran Khan Pathan (born 2016)

Earnings
Net Worth:$3 million (As on December 2017)
Awards and recognitions
  • In early 2006, Pathan became the only bowler to take a Test hat-trick in the first over of the match (vs Pakistan at Karachi).
  • Pathan was named by the International Cricket Council as the 2004 Emerging Player of the Year.
Controversies

The Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan was criticised by many on Instagram as well as on his Facebook page for being un-Islamic

Lesser Known Facts
  • According to Pathan, he modelled his action by watching Pakistan great Wasim Akram.
  • Javed Miandad, Pakistan’s coach had stated that Irfan is ‘Galli ka Spearhead’ and bowlers like him play in every street of Pakistan after comparisons of him and Wasim Akram gained some steam in the media. Pathan gave a befitting reply to the Pakistani great, taking a hat-trick in the very next Test match in Karachi. His father, Mehboob Khan reportedly went to personally meet the legend after the match.
  • Irfan travelled to England to play a few games for Middlesex in 2005.
  • Irfan Pathan runs the Cricket Academy of Pathans jointly with Yusuf Pathan. The academy has tied up with former India coach Greg Chappell and Cameron Tradell as chief mentors. Chappell would coach the coaches of the Academy.
  • Pathan was a contestant in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2015.