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New Delhi, January 04: Indian cricket team’s star all-rounder and ‘swing master’ Irfan Pathan announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on Saturday. Irfan last played an international match in October 2012. After this he could not make a comeback in international cricket. He last represented the Jammu and Kashmir team in domestic cricket in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in February 2019.
Announcing his retirement, left-arm fast bowler Irfan Pathan said, “Today I am retiring from all types of cricket.” It is an emotional moment for me. He said that this is the moment that comes in every player’s life.
Irfan thanked the teammates, coaches, support staff and fans. He said that I would like to thank all the colleagues, coaches and sport staff and fans who always supported me.
Apart from this, Irfan told the most special moment of his life to get the cap of the Indian team. Irfan said that the moment of landing in the field wearing the cap of the Indian team will always be remembered. Can’t any cricketer forget the moment when he represents his country?
It is notable that Irfan Pathan has played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals for India. During this time, he scored 1105 runs at an average of 31.57 in Tests. He has 100 wickets at an average of 32.3. In the ODI career, the all-rounder scored 1544 runs at an average of 23.4. He also has 5 half-centuries to his name, while he took 173 wickets. In T20, Irfan scored 172 runs and took 28 wickets in his bag.