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India Legends bowler Irfan Pathan celebrates the wicket of West Indies Legends Captain Brian Lara during Road Safety World Series cricket T20 match between West Indies Legends and India Legends at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan plays with his son, at Hotel Trident in Mumbai.

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Cricketer Irfan Pathan announces his retirement from all forms of cricket at a programme, in Mumbai. Pathan represented India in 29 Tests (1105 runs and 100 wickets), 120 ODIs (1544 runs and 173 wickets) and 24 T20 Internationals (172 runs and 28 wickets).

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Former cricketes and coach Irfan Pathan spends time with J&K domestic cricket team during a practice session in Vadodara

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(L-R) Former Indian cricketers Nikhil Chopra, Virendra Sehwag, Ashish Nehra, VVS Laxman, Irfan Pathan, Murali Kartik, Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh at the launch of Laxman's autobiography '281 and Beyond ', in New Delhi.

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We didn’t know Irfan Pathan’s well-dressed habits waned with the decline of his onfield prowess. But though he was indifferently dressed at the IPL opening ceremony, wife Safa Baig (a former model) made up for him in a most stylish burqa. Well done!

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Ravindra Jadeja and Rivaba Solanki look blissed out for good reason. They got engaged a week back at Jadeja’s own restaurant, Jaddus Food Field. Fanfare and high-profile invitations aside, the best moment was when Rivaba was hailed as Lady Luck for the cricketer’s career. Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan did it traditionally and wedded Safa in Mecca. Love is clearly in the air this February!

Cricketer Yusuf Pathan with his family poses in front of Taj Mahal, in Agra.

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Cricketer Irfan Pathan performs on the sets of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 8 in Mumbai.

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Cricketer MS Dhoni, his wife Sakshi, Irfan Pathan and actor Anupam Kher at the wedding ceremony of Suresh Raina (L) in New Delhi.

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Cricketers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan at the launch of 'Cricket Academy of Pathans' in Mumbai.

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Cricketer Yusuf Pathan talks with his brother Irfan Pathan during his wedding in Mumbai.

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Cricketer Irfan Pathan with a BJP candidate during an election campaign rally for upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections at Kheda near Ahmadabad.

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Bowler Irfan Pathan, left, and teammate Virender Sehwag celebrate the dismissal of South Africa's batsman Jacques Kallis, during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup Super Eight match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Irfan Pathan celebrates after taking the wicket of England's batsman Alex Hales during an ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Indian cricketers stand from left to right Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Captain Mahinder Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma and Irfan Pathan pose with the new uniform for T20 world cup in Mumbai.

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Irfan Pathan celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's batsman Upul Tharanga with teammates from left, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Manoj Tiwary during a Twenty20 cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Pallekele, Sri Lanka.

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Irfan Pathan celebrates dismissal of Sri Lanka's batsman Jeevan Mendis during the fifth one day international cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Pallekele, Sri Lanka. India beat Sri Lanka by 20 runs.

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Cricketer Irfan Pathan spends some time with a tiger at the Bannerghatta Biological park, near Bengaluru. Pathan has joined the "Save the Tiger" campaign, an initiative launched by Indian cricketers to save the critically endangered species from extinction.

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Bro, Where Wert Thou? Fortitude of different types met in Mumbai as Irfan Pathan (riding high on a revived career) washed up against Yuvraj Singh (looking fit enough to demoralise a few bowlers). The duo collided at the launch VJ Anusha’s debut single.

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Cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Irfan Pathan during the launch of a music album in Mumbai on Monday night.

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Delhi Daredevils' players Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav and other players enjoying a ride in a Metro train in New Delhi.

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Delhi Daredevils' Irfan Pathan celebrates after beating Kolkata Knight Riders during their IPL-5 match in Kolkata.

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Irfan Pathan celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene during their Asia Cup cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh. India beat Sri Lanka by 50 runs.

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Sachin Tendulkar celebrates with teammate Irfan Pathan after taking the catch to dismiss Sri Lanka's last wicket of Seekkuge Prasanna during their Asia Cup cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh. India won the match by 50 runs.

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Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan lay on the ground after colliding while playing against Australia in their one day international cricket match in Sydney.

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Suresh Raina, left, and Irfan Pathan collide while playing against Australia in their one day international cricket match in Sydney. Raina caught out Australia's David Warner for 68 runs during the play.

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India's cricket coach Duncan Fletcher gives tips to player Irfan Pathan during a training session ahead of the fourth one day international cricket match against West Indies in Indore.

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Cricketers Irfan Pathan, Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir during the book launch of 'The Winning Way' by Anita and Harsha Bhogle in Mumbai.

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Delhi Daredevils bowler Irfan Pathan reacts after dismissing Kolkata Knight Riders' Jacques Kallis during an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match in New Delhi.

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Delhi Daredevils team members celebrate with bowler Irfan Pathan, second left, after he dismissed Deccan Chargers' Shikhar Dhawan during an IPL cricket match between Delhi Daredevils and Deccan Chargers in New Delhi.

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Delhi Daredevils player Irfan Pathan, celebrates with teammates the wicket of Pune Warriors batsman Graeme Smith (unseen) during their IPL cricket match in Mumbai. Delhi Daredevils won by three wickets.

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Kings XI Punjab's Irfan Pathan giving autographs to his fans after a practice session for the IPL T20 match in Dharamshala.

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Kings XI Punjab's Irfan Pathan and Brett Lee during a practice session ahead of their next IPL match, in Mumbai.

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Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly (C) with cricketers Irfan Pathan (R) and Sreesanth during a TV show 'Dadagiri', in Kolkata.

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Wanted: Match for my Brother
Shivangi Dev... the reason for a million heartbreaks. The Australia-based chartered accountant bowled over Team India’s most eligible bachelor, Irfan Pathan, in a long-drawn-affair—since 2003. Finally both parents gave in, but the wait is not over. Another two years, says dad Mehmood Khan, till big brother Yusuf meets his match.

Yuvraj Singh, and Irfan Pathan look at a mobile phone ahead of the team’s departure for England for the Twenty20 world cup cricket tournament, in Mumbai.

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Day 46 - Kings XI Punjab v/s Delhi Daredevils:
Kings XI Punjab bowler Irfan Pathan, celebrates with teammates Yuvraj Singh, and wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara, for dismissing Delhi Daredevils batsman Gautam Gambhir, (unseen) for 3 runs during the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match at the Springbok Park in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

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Kings XI Punjab batsman Irfan Pathan reaches out to make his ground during their match against Mumbai Indians at the Super Sport Park in Pretoria, South Africa. Irfan (0), promoted up the order, departed without bothering the scorer as a terrible mix up with Sunny Sohal led to his run out.

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Day 8 - Kings XI Punjab V/s Rajasthan Royals:
Irfan Pathan plays a shot during the game against the Rajasthan Royals at the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Saturday 19 November
Irfan Pathan celebrates the dismissal of South Africa's A.B. de Villiers during the second ODI match in Bangalore. After restricting the visitors for a paltry 169 for nine on a turning track, India shattered South Africa's quest for a world record winning streak with a comfortable six-wicket victory in the second of the five matches series. While man-of-the-match Irfan Pathan claimed three wickets and scored 37 runs, Virender Sehwag came out of a prolonged form slump with an unbeaten 77 to help India overhaul the target with 14.2 overs to spare and square the series 1-1.

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Irfan Pathan reacts to a shot by Zimbabwe's Andy Blignaut during the first day of the second and final Test in Harare. Pathan grabbed a career-best seven wicket haul as he ripped through the fragile batting order to skittle out the hosts for a paltry 161 in just 44.2 overs. Later, Gautam Gambhir took centrestage with a rollicking unbeaten 95 as the visitors reached 195 for one at close on the opening day, taking a lead of 34 runs with nine wickets in hand.

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Irfan Pathan celebrates the wicket Dion Ebrahim at VB series match at the WACA ground in Perth. Man-of-the- match Pathan claimed 4 wickets for 24 runs as Zimbabwe finished 134 all out in the 34.4 overs. India won the match by four wickets.

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Irfan Pathan, Cricket player: 7.20

Achievement: 7.4
Sex appeal: 7.8
Personality: 6.4
Overall appreciation: 7.2

Women love his curls and his intense eyes but he remains focused on his cricket, knocking wickets over or striking cricket balls beyond the reach of the fielder. Irfan Khan Pathan’s nascent international cricket career hit a trough in April 2005 when he was fielded in just one of the six one-day internationals at home against Pakistan, but he was back in the reckoning as early as July, regaining his position as India’s premier quicker bowler. He slammed a crafty half-century at No. 3 in the opening game against Sri Lanka and claimed four wickets in the next match, proving that he is evolving into the all-rounder that India has been missing since the retirement of a certain Kapil Dev.

HI BLITZ

In recognition of a sensational first year in international cricket, the 19-year-old left arm Baroda seamer pipped some of international cricket's most talented players to be named the Emerging Player of the Year by the ICC.

Irfan Pathan leaps high as teammates celebrate his maiden international scalp in the form of Matthew Hayden on the opening day of the Adelaide Test.

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India's Irfan Pathan, looks on during the team practice in Durban, South Africa. Sending out a stern message to non-performers, the Board of Control for Cricket in India today called back struggling paceman Irfan Pathan midway through the Test series in South Africa. BCCI Chief Administrative Officer Ratnakar Shetty said the team management and chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar had asked Pathan to play in the remaining two rounds of Ranji Trophy domestic cricket tournament. The Baroda seamer, who was not included in the team for India's first Test against South Africa, disappointed in the preceding one-day series, picking only one wicket in three matches at an economy rate of 6.47. He scored 55 runs in three innings, which included an unbeaten knock of 47 runs.

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In this photo released by the Indian Army, cricketer Irfan Pathan climbs over a obstacle during a training programme with the Army, at Bangalore, Monday, July 31. The Indian team, undergoing the conditioning camp in the National Cricket Academy, Bangalore were given an overview of the Parachute Regiment and an opportunity to handle some of the weapons and equipment used by the Army, including a chance to check out their marksmanship and grenade throwing abilities.

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Irfan Pathan and skipper Rahul Dravid congratulate teammate Harbhajan Singh after winning the first ODI against England in New Delhi. Harbhajan conjured a mesmerising spell to plot England's downfall as India pulled off a dramatic 39-run victory in a low-scoring first one-dayer at the newly renovated Ferozeshah Kotla. After top-scoring with 37 in India's modest total of 203, the Turbanator swung the game in India's favour with a career-best haul of 5-31 to give the hosts a 1-0 lead in the seven-match series. The off-spinner was well supported by his Punjab teammate Yuvraj Singh who chipped in with two wickets as England were bowled out for 164 in 38.1 overs.

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Younis Khan completes a run off Irfan Pathan on the final day of the second Test match in Faisalabad. The Pakistani vice-captain produced a sparkling 194 to continue his sequence of big knocks against India as the Test petered out into a dreary draw. The 28-year-old Younis, who has repeatedly tormented India by hitting big centuries, teamed up with Mohammad Yousuf (126) to pile the misery on the hapless bowlers with their fireworks before the Pakistani second innings folded up on 490 towards the end of the day. With 14 mandatory overs still remaining, India went into bat and scored 21 no loss before play was finally called off.

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Irfan Pathan dives to catch a ball against Pakistan on the fourth day of the second Test in Faisalabad, Pakistan. India gained a slight psychological advantage by taking a slender 15-run first innings lead as the second Test also headed towards another tame draw. After the swashbuckling Mahendra Singh Dhoni (144) and Irfan Pathan (90) had taken India past the follow-on threat, the tailenders did their bit to give the visitors a small lead before the innings folded up for a mammoth 603. At the end of the day's play , Pakistan was 152 for one, with Younis Khan (64) and Kamran Akmal (59) on the crease.

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