Archived from the original on 2 March Archived from the original on 1 March In the first two Test matches played on flat surfaces in Lahore and Faisalabad , he had little success against the Pakistani batsmen, taking a total of two wickets while conceding runs at more than four runs an over. Archived from the original on 21 September He had an unproductive time with the ball; although he scored a total of 86 runs at
This led critics to compare him to former Indian pace bowling allrounder Kapil Dev. Despite scoring 64 in the top-order in the first of these matches against the West Indies,  Pathan patthan dropped for the rest of the tournament.
Since then, Pathan was dropped from the limited overs team and was then injured for an extended period, until he made his return to cricket in the Ranji Trophy in November. In his most productive first-class season with the bat, Pathan made starts in eight of his nine innings, only failing to reach 24 once, and scoring four fifties, although he was unable to convert any to triple figures.
After a poor display in a tour match, in which he was hit for 70 runs in 12 overs and appeared jaded, he was dropped from the Test team as V.
However, he impressed during the —12 Ranji Trophywhere he was the leading wicket-taker, and his performances earned him a recall to the national side again. He was a contestant in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in Within a couple of years in international cricket, he was thought of as a possible successor to Kapil in the all-round department.
Retrieved 22 February Immediately thereafter, Australian Greg Chappellone of the leading batsmen of his time, became India’s coach and identified Pathan’s batting potential. Retrieved 26 May He started against Bengal in Marchafter fellow left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan was selected for the national team.
In the first two Test matches played on flat surfaces in Lahore and Faisalabadhe had little success against the Pakistani batsmen, taking a total of two wickets while conceding runs at more than four runs an over.
India won all four matches, and Pathan scored 87 runs at Singh became the third place bowler and captain Rahul Dravid scrapped the five bowler strategy. Just two matches into the Ranji Trophy season, the left-arm pacer was left humiliated after he was not just stripped of his captaincy but also dropped from the Baroda team.
He irrfan the World T20 – also in Sri Lanka – and played all of India’s games in the tournament, before injury struck once more. Retrieved 28 May He took only six wickets iirfan India faced arch-rivals Pakistan in the final.
He took 15 wickets at He appeared to have run into some form during the Challenger Trophy when he took five patthan at Pathan took seven wickets at Pathan’s performances in the IPL were enough for him to retain his position in the national T20 team after his performances in New Zealand, and he then proceeded to the ICC World Twenty20 in England in June, where India were seeking to defend their title.
He was more than just a clean ball-striker, though, and his sensible, straight-bat approach often bailed India out of strife in Tests as well. Inhe was then selected for India Emerging Players for a series of limited-overs matches against counterparts from Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Irfan Pathan – Wikipedia
Pathan made his name in Tests on the December tour to Bangladesh. He made the World Cup squad but didn’t figure in a single game during India’s disappointing campaign, and was thereafter dropped from both the Test and ODI sides. Upon returning to India, Pathan was selected in a senior zonal team for the first time. Retrieved 29 July Pathan was then dropped for the November Group C game against Tripura.
Batting and fielding averages. Pathan held his place in the ODI team and played all 10 matches in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy, scoring runs at At the start of the —04 season, Pathan played in the domestic Challenger Trophy for the first time.