Irfan Pathan becomes father for the second time

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has become a father for the second time, he announced on social media on Tuesday. Irfan married Safa Baig in February 2016 in Mecca.

“Safa and I welcome our child Suleiman Khan. Both the baby and the mother are fine and healthy,” Pathan posted on Tuesday via his Twitter handle.

Irfan married Safa Baig in Mecca in February 2016 and the couple had their first son, Imran Khan Pathan, in December that year.

Starting his career as a fast-medium swing and seam bowler, Pathan joined the national team at the age of 19, and drew comparisons with Pakistan’s Wasim Akram for his scintillating performances and prodigious swing.

In early 2006, Pathan became the only bowler to take a Test hat-trick in the first over of the match (vs Pakistan in Karachi). However, productive runs did not work out and after the start of 2006, he continued to lose pace and swing, and his wicket-taking ability diminished.

Although Pathan’s batting remained productive, he was not regarded as a specialist and was dropped in both Tests and ODIs by the end of 2006, and was not in the team until his return in the World T20 in 2007.

After cementing his position in the team and was named as 2004 Emerging Player of the Year by the International Cricket Council. Pathan was instrumental in India’s One Day International and Test series victories in Pakistan in 2004. He was described by the media as the “blue eyed boy” of Indian cricket. At the end of 2004, he took 18 wickets in two Test matches against Bangladesh. But in early 2005 he performed poorly and conceded runs at a high pace, leading to a brief relegation from the One Day International (ODI) team.

Soon after, Australian Greg Chappell, one of the leading batsmen of his time, became India’s coach (2005) and recognized Pathan’s batting potential.

Pathan improved his batting skills and tried to become a bowling all-rounder, and he opened the batting on several occasions following Virender Sehwag’s illness, scoring 93 in a Test match (10 December 2005, against Sri Lanka in Delhi). .

He scored three scores over 80 in four Test innings against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. For the first nine months of Chappell’s stint at the helm, Pathan performed strongly with both bat and ball, scoring runs regularly and often taking top-order wickets. He reached number 2 in the ICC’s ODI rankings for all-rounders and was also in the top five in the Test rankings. This prompted critics to compare him with former Indian fast bowler all-rounder Kapil Dev.

Off the field, Pathan was a contestant on the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2015 and is about to make his acting debut in a Kollywood film cobra,

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