Irfan Pathan was born on 27th October, 1984 in Vadodara and was second son to his parents after Yusuf. Mehbubkhan served as muezzin. Pathans’s family used to live in city’s Jumma Masjid, near Mandvi Gate.
Irfan Pathan made his career in cricket as fast-medium swing and seam bowler. He debuted in 2003-04 Border-Gavaskar Trophy as core member of India’s Team. Pathan was also awarded as Emerging Player of the Year in 2004 after making position in the team.
Pathan then also improved his batting potential, during Greg Chappell’s coaching time. He also made to No.2 in ICC’s ODI ranking for all-rounders and also in Top 5 in Test rankings.
He then started playing at domestic leverl after losing some pace at international level, due to his knee surgery. Pathan impressed all in Ranji Tropy during 2011-12. Pathan was included in list of ‘India’s lost boys’ by Shashi Tharoor.
Pathan still plays for IPL and some domestic matches. He and his brother, Yusuf Pathan have jointly launched The Cricket Academy of Pathans. The academy has tied up with former India coach Greg Chappell and Cameron Tradell as chief mentors. Chappell would coach the coaches of the Academy.