Cricket's brotherhood praises Irfan Pathan after everyone calls him one day

NEW DELHI: cricket fraternity praised Irfan Pathan for his outstanding contribution to the game after the all-terrain Indian announced his retirement from all forms of the game on Saturday.

The 35-year-old left arm sealer played 29 Tests, 120 ODI and 24 T20I for India, collecting a total of 301 international wickets. Pathan played his last test against South Africa in 2008, while he last appeared for the national side in ODI and T20I in 2012.

Pathan's greatest contribution to Indian cricket came in the shortest format of the game, as he was named man of the match in the World T20 final against Pakistan in 2007. He took three crucial wickets when India lifted the trophy in Johannesburg.

He is one of the three Indian bowlers who has claimed a test hat-trick and the first in the world to claim it in the first round of the match. In 2006, Pathan dismissed Salman Butt , Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf in consecutive deliveries.

This is how the cricket fraternity took to Twitter to share their feelings: