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Irfan Pathan Wife, Brother, Height, Age, IPL, Stats, King of Swing, Hattrick


Irfan Pathan – Since Kapil Dev, India has not produced a better swing bowler than Irfan Pathan. Breaking into the International scene as a young teenager, Irfan made his mark right away and became India’s first choice new-ball bowler. Pathan lost his swing abruptly by 2005 and was left out from the national team for dismal shows. He was given the nod again, but could not match the early year displays.

Irfan Pathan

Nickname: Batati, Guddu
Role: Left arm medium bowler
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height 6’0″
Weight (approx.): 73 Kg
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: No
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 27 October 1984
Age 38 years
Birth Place: Baroda, Gujarat
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
School: MES High School, Baroda
College: NA
Educational Qualifications: NA

Father: Mehmood Khan Pathan

Mother: Samimbanu Pathan

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

Coach/Mentor: Datta Gaekwad


Religion: Islam
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
Domestic, IPL Team: Baroda, Middlesex, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings
Nature on field: Aggressive
Likes to play against: Pakistan

Irfan Pathan Stats

  • 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)

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


Irfan Pathan Wife

Marital Status: Married
Irfan Pathan Girlfriend (Ex): Shivangi Dev

Irfan Pathan Wife Name

Safa Baig

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

Irfan Pathan Net Worth: NA

Irfan Pathan Hattrick and Awards

  • 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.


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.

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