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Irfan Pathan Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 27, 2022

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Short Biography

Irfan Pathan was born on 27-10-1984 in Vadodara in the state of Gujarat, India. He is a former Indian Cricket Player, Cricket Commentator, Cricket Coach, Television Personality & Film Actor. He played for the Indian National Cricket Team from 2003 to 2012. Now he runs a cricket academy along with his elder brother Yusuf Pathan.

Other Name: Guddu, Irfan Khan Pathan, Irfan Khan
Other Professions: Cricket Commentator Cricket Coach Television Personality Film Actor
Appearance: Tamil

Irfan Pathan Complete Bio & Career

Pathan was raised to get elected in the  Baroda cricket team, at U-14 and after he was selected as a U-15 level to represent the Baroda in a national tournament. He ultimately performed with a full set of cricket stuff, due to his family's insufficient financial means. In December 1997, he got selected into the Baroda U-16 team, and against Gujarat, he took one wicket at 35 runs and scored 1 and even 11 in both innings. Afterward, he was dropped instantly. Even for two years, he could not play Under-16s, and in Nov 1999, he made his appearance, again this time against Maharashtra for Baroda U-19s.In this match, he scored 61 and 9 runs with the bat, and with bowling, he took three wickets at 41 runs led to a victory. The domestic career he started against Bengal on Mar 2001,
In early 2002, his name was selected for the U-19 Cricket World Cup held in New Zealand, where he showed his excellent performance by taking six wickets with an avg of 27.50, and with the bat he scored 30 runs, taking the 2/18 which led to victory over South Africa. In December 2003, Pathan played his first Test match at Adelaide Oval against Australia at the age of 19. In this match, he got the chance to play in the place of left-arm bowler Zaheer Khan who was injured for this match. He had scored 150 runs and took the wicket of Matthew Hayden. In the tri-series ODI series against Australia and Zimbabwe, he took 16 wickets with an avg of 31. He became the highest wicket-taker in that series. Based on his best bowling figure of 4/24 against Zimbabwe at Waka Ground in Perth, his name was announced for the Man of the Match award.
He used to bowl very dynamically on the 2004-Pakistan tour. In this, series he had an emerging performance of taking 12 wickets and was the first-ever Indian bowler who spelled the highest Maiden overs. Despite that India won the series for the first time in the last two decades on their excellent bowling spells. They not only overwhelmed everyone but also with the batting. When all the openers were out in the Test match in Lahore, he was the one who scored surprisingly 49 runs.
In Pathan, is having a special talent to swing the ball from both sides, and in the way in which Parija has played in Lahore, it can be found that they have the capacity to become all-rounders. He also won the Icc Emerging Player of the Year title in 2004. He also showed shiningly in the Asia Cup held in Sri Lanka in 2004. In this tournament, he took 14 wickets with an avg of 16.28 and appeared in front of all spectators. In the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy, he had taken five wickets.
Pathan has also made notable gains in batting. Against Australia played in 2004, he scored 31 and 55 runs. It was their first half-century when all batsmen in the first Test match had poor batting. Middlesex Country Cricket Club had signed Pathan sometime after, but where Pathan tried to come in his form. Since 2018, he has started commentating.
Besides cricket, he is going to make his acting debut with R. Ajay Gnanamuthu's Tamil film Cobra.

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Irfan Pathan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Mehmood Khan Pathan
Mother Samimbanu Pathan
Brother Yusuf Pathan
Wife Safa Baig (04-02-2016)
Sons Imran Khan Pathan (20-12-2016), Suleiman Khan Pathan (28-12-2021)

He was born to Mehmood Khan Pathan and Samimbanu Pathan. The former Indian cricketer Yusuf Pathan is his elder brother. He married Safa Baig on 04-02-2016. The couple together is blessed with their first child (a baby boy) on 20-12-2016, named Imran Khan Pathan. The couple welcomed their second son on 28-12-2021, named Suleiman Khan Pathan.

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Life's Important Dates Of Irfan Pathan

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Vadodara
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Vadodara, Gujarat, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling and Listening to Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - 12 December 2003 v Australia
ODI - 9 January 2004 v Australia
T20I - 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Best Friends VVS Laxman and Yuvraj Singh
Salary N/A
Net Worth $10 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Range Rover


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Yuvraj Singh
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Singer Mohammed Rafi
Favorite Song Chaudvi Ka Chand Ho
Favorite Place Sydney
Favorite Food Butter Chicken

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Irfan Pathan

  • He participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2015.
  • Irfan and Yusuf are half-brothers. Because they were born to different mothers but have one father.
  • His parents wished him to become an Islamic scholar since his childhood.
  • His favourite Bollywood movie is Hera Pheri.
  • He is a fan of the ace singers Sonu Nigam and Lucky Ali.
  • His most favourite destination to spend vacations are Australia and Greece.
  • He was named by the International Cricket Council as the 2004 Emerging Player of the Year.
  • During the 2011–12 Ranji Trophy, where he was the leading wicket-taker of the season.
  • He holds the World record for the double – 1000 runs and 100 wickets in the quickest time in an ODI career as per the stats of 29 January 2013.

Irfan Pathan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

38 years, 3months, 7 days old age Irfan Pathan will turn 39 on 27 October, 2023. Only 8 months, 23 days, 13 hours,33 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Irfan Pathan has celebrated the total number of 39 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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