Mumbai: All-rounder Irfan Pathan on Saturday introduced his retirement from all types of cricket, ending an injury-ridden profession that prevented him from realising his true potential.
The 35-year-old’s retirement was on anticipated traces, contemplating he final performed a aggressive sport in February 2019 through the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy for Jammu and Kashmir.
He didn’t even put himself within the IPL public sale pool, final month.
The left-arm seamer’s bowling was like a breath of contemporary air when he made his India debut towards Australia on the Adelaide Oval in 2003.
He by no means had specific tempo however his pure capability to swing the ball into the right-handers received him on the spot success, additionally drawing comparisons with the nice Kapil Dev.
It appeared India had discovered the all-rounder they had been in search of since Kapil left the scene.
Pathan, who final performed for India in October 2012, featured in 29 Checks (1105 runs and 100 wickets), 120 ODIs (1544 runs and 173 wickets) and 24 T20 Internationals (172 runs and 28 wickets).
He was a part of the victorious Indian staff on the 2007 World Twenty20 and was the man-of-the-match within the closing towards Pakistan.
One among his finest performances got here on the tour of Pakistan in 2006 when he turned the second Indian after Harbhajan Singh to take a Check hat-trick, eradicating Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yusuf through the Karachi sport.
He additionally performed an enormous function in India profitable a Check match towards Australia on a troublesome Perth wicket, which provided steep bounce.
Accidents and lack of kind troubled him thereafter and his capability to swing the ball deteriorated.