The all-rounder from Baroda, Irfan Pathan, is trying his best to make a comeback in the Indian cricket team. Irfan, who says that the most memorable moment of his career was when he was handed his debut cap by former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly, was in Nagpur for an event.
Irfan Pathan has given us numerous historic moments during his cricketing career and has a humongous fan following. During the event, while talking about his career, Irfan Pathan shared an interesting anecdote that took place when he was in Lahore. A Pakistani girl approached him and asked why he plays for India despite being a Muslim.
Irfan without hesitating a bit, confidently answered,
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It is a matter of pride for me to play for India.
This incident has a special place in Irfan’s heart. While talking about it, he said,
That incident still motivates me to do better. Although there are many moments during my career that do give me reasons to feel proud of my effort.
Pathan has represented India in 29 test matches, 120 ODIs, and 24 T20Is. Irfan is widely regarded as one of the best swing bowlers and the incident he has shared will surely double his respect in the eyes of his fans.