Irfan Pathan withdraws from all forms of cricket

MUMBAI: all terrain Irfan Pathan On Saturday he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, ending a career full of injuries that prevented him from realizing his true potential.

The 35-year-old's retirement was in the expected lines, considering that he last played a competitive game in February 2019 during the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy for Jammu and Kashmir .

It wasn't even placed in the IPL auction group last month.

The bowling alley of the left arm was like a breath of fresh air when he made his debut in India against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in 2003.

He never had a fast pace, but his natural ability to throw the ball to the right handed gave him instant success, and also made comparisons with the great Kapil Dev .

It seemed that India had found the SUV they were looking for since Kapil left the scene.

Pathan, who last played for India in October 2012, participated in 29 events (1105 races and 100 wickets), 120 ODI (1544 races and 173 wickets) and 24 international T20s (172 races and 28 wickets).

He was part of the victorious Indian team in the World Twenty20 of 2007 and was the man of the match in the final against Pakistan.

One of his best performances was on the tour of Pakistan in 2006 when he became the second Indian after Harbhajan singh take a test hat-trick, removing Salman Butt , Younis Khan and Mohammad Yusuf during the Karachi game.

He also played an important role in India by winning a test match against Australia in a tough Perth field, which offered a strong rebound.

The injuries and lack of form worried him thereafter and his ability to balance the ball deteriorated.